Allied Air Flight 111

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Allied Air Flight 111
Allied Air Cargo Boeing 727-200F Iwelumo-1.jpg
5N-BJN, the Boeing 727 involved, December 2011
Accident
Date2 June 2012 (2012-06-02)
SummaryRunway overrun on landing
SiteKotoka International Airport, Accra, Ghana
5°36′17″N 0°10′03″W / 5.6047°N 0.1674°W / 5.6047; -0.1674Coordinates: 5°36′17″N 0°10′03″W / 5.6047°N 0.1674°W / 5.6047; -0.1674
Total fatalities12
Aircraft
Aircraft typeBoeing 727-221F Advanced
OperatorAllied Air
Registration5N-BJN
Flight originMurtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, Nigeria
DestinationKotoka International Airport, Accra, Ghana
Occupants4
Crew4
Fatalities0
Survivors4
Ground casualties
Ground fatalities12

On 2 June 2012, Allied Air Flight 111, a Boeing 727 cargo plane on a flight from Lagos, Nigeria, crashed on landing at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana, killing twelve people on the ground.[1][2]

The aircraft overran the runway, broke through the airport perimeter fence and struck a minibus on a roadway. All four crew members on the plane survived, but all 10 people aboard the minibus were killed, along with a cyclist and a cab passenger.[3] Multiple ground injuries were reported as well. There was rain and poor visibility at Accra when the plane crashed.[1][4] It was the deadliest accident in Ghanaian aviation history.[5]

Investigation by the Ghanaian government's accident investigation commission is ongoing.[6]

Just over 20 years prior, the same aircraft had performed the final flight for Pan American World Airways from Bridgetown, Barbados to Miami, Florida, USA.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cargo plane crashes in Ghana's capital Accra, killing at least 10". Xinhua. 2 June 2012. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Accident Description, June 02 2012, Boeing 727-221F 5N-BJN Accra-Kotoka Airport". Aviation Safety Network. Flight Safety Foundation. Retrieved 2 July 2012.
  3. ^ Hradecky, Simon (2 June 2012). "Accident: Allied Cargo B722 at Accra on Jun 2nd 2012, overran runway on landing". The Aviation Herald. Retrieved 3 June 2012.
  4. ^ Ensor, Josie (2 June 2012). "Cargo plane crashes in Ghana's capital Accra, killing at least 10". Telegraph. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  5. ^ "ASN Aviation Safety Database - Ghana". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  6. ^ "President Inaugurates Accident Investigation Committe Archived 7 March 2014 at the Wayback Machine." [sic] Ghana Civil Aviation Authority. Retrieved on 11 June 2012.