A Starbow Airline aircraft on a flight from Accra to Kumasi overshot the runaway at Kotoka International Airport as it attempted takeoff on Saturday.
The plane ended up in the fencing around the airport, leaving dozens of passengers traumatised.
Deputy Energy Minister, William Owuraku Aidoo, was one of the passengers aboard. He suggested that bad weather could have contributed to the failure of the pilot to get the aircraft off the ground. He confirmed that most of the passengers were traumatised.
“It went off the tarmac and ended somewhere quite far,” one of the traumatised passengers told GhanaWeb. “I thought I was going to die.”
There’s no indication as yet as to the extent of the injuries suffered by those taken to hospital.
This is the third incident involving a Starbow flight in a little over three years.
Member of Parliament for Asawase, Alhaji Muntaka Mubarak, who was waiting at the airport for a different flight called on the aviation regulators to do more to sanitise the domestic air travel industry.