Allied Air Flight 111
5N-BJN, the Boeing 727 involved, December 2011
|Date||2 June 2012|
|Summary||Runway overrun on landing|
|Site||Kotoka International Airport, Accra, Ghana |
|Aircraft type||Boeing 727-221F Advanced|
|Flight origin||Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, Nigeria|
|Destination||Kotoka International Airport, Accra, Ghana|
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.
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. Multiple ground injuries were reported as well. There was rain and poor visibility at Accra when the plane crashed. It was the deadliest accident in Ghanaian aviation history.
Investigation by the Ghanaian government's accident investigation commission is ongoing.
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