7 to probe Etiopian cargo plane crash

The crashed  Ethiopian Air CargoTHE GHANA Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has set up a seven-member committee to investigate the accident involving an Ethiopian Cargo Airline Boeing 737 which occurred at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) over the weekend.

The cargo aircraft, Flight ET-AQV, operated by ASKY Airlines, on a flight from Lome, Togo, to Accra, skidded off the runway on landing at the airport at 11:05 am last Saturday.

The Manager, Corporate Communications at the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Mr. Eric Mireku, confirmed this to the Ghanaian Times yesterday.

The committee, with Capt. Joshua Agyekum, an Aviation Safety Inspector, as chairman, started work yesterday and is expected to submit a report on its findings and recommendations to the GCAA by February 28.

The committee’s terms of reference include; “investigating and coming out with the possible cause(s) of the accident, giving recommendations based on its findings, and any other issues relevant to the investigation.”

Other members of the committee are Mr. Emmanuel Vowotor, Mrs. Anita Adjei Nmashie, Mrs. Jasmine Wih-Sika, Rev. Dr. Nyakotey Quao, and Capt. Daniel Agyare, who co-chairs the committee.

By Yaw Kyei    

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