KIA accident: Ethiopian plane had flat tyres

General News of Wednesday, 14 January 2015


Ethiopia Airline Crash Two

The Ethiopian cargo aircraft that skidded off the runway of the Kotoka International Airport, Saturday, developed a flat tyre upon landing leading to the accident, preliminary investigations have revealed.

The Boeing 737 400 aircraft with registration number ET-AQV operated by ASKY from Lomé to Accra, skidded off the runway, causing extensive damage to the aircraft.

The three-member crew on board the aircraft were treated and discharged for various injuries at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra.

A statement issued by the management of Ethiopian Airlines read in part that the “aircraft skidded out of the runway with flat tyres upon landing at Kotoka International Airport in Accra on January 10, 2015”.

The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, (GCAA), Monday set up a seven-member committee to investigate the actual cause of the crash landing incident at Ghana’s only International Airport.