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Ethiopia: Cargo Plane Crashed “skidded the runway”

Addis Ababa (HAN) January 11, 2015 – Public diplomacy and Regional Aviation Security and safety news.  The Ethiopian Airline Cargo with its dedicated freighter network, serves more than 20 destinations in Africa via Addis Ababa and the new hub in Lome, Togo, West Africa.

Bad News: Ethiopian Airways cargo plane from traveling from Lome, Togo to neighboring Accra, Ghana is said to have crash-landed at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra.

Ethiopian Airlines has one of best safety ratings in Africa. This incident has prompted members of the public to begin asking questions on safety standards at the Kotoka International Airport.
Airport officials say the incident occurred when the aircraft was attempting to land in a bad weather. Confirming the incident to, the Corporate Communications Officer of Ghana Airport Company, Newman Quartey, said the incident happened around 11:05am on Saturday.
He said the cargo plane with flight No. ET -AQV which was on route from Lome, Togo to Accra, “skidded the runway” while trying to land safely.
He added that “the crew of three people on board the aircraft all survived the accident and are currently receiving treatment at the 37 military hospital.”

Mr Quartey assured that operations at the airport have normalized, adding that emergency teams including the Ghana National Fire service, Ghana Armed Forces, NADMO, Ghana Police, National Security, Ghana Civil Aviation Authority and the Ghana Airport Company Limited are currently at the site.

Ethiopian cargo also provides dedicated freighter services for Ethiopian Horticulture export and other products destined to Europe, Middle East and Gulf regions with its 777, MD11 and 757F fleet.

Photo: An Ethiopian cargo plane on Saturday crash-landed at the Kotoka International Airport.


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