Plane crashes, Rawlings’ coup anniversary, arms cache reported in Ghana
Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Last weekend’s plane crashes in Ghana and Nigeria, the celebration of the 33rd anniversary of the coup that brought former president Jerry John Rawlings to power and the seizure of arms were some the main stories highlighted in the Ghanaian media this week.
“Tragedy! Plane crashes, kills 10 on the ground,” was the headline of the state-owned Ghanaian Times on the story of the crash-landing of a Nigerian cargo plane at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in Accra last Saturday evening.
The story said a cargo plane crash-landed at the KIA after overshooting the runway. It hit a bus on the ground outside the airport killing at least 10 people.
The newspaper said all the dead were on a commercial Benz bus which was swept off the road and mangled by one of the wings of the Allied Air Cargo aircraft, which was on a flight from Lagos in Nigeria to Accra en route to Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.
Occupants of a taxi, however, escaped death narrowly although the wing of the aircraft whipped it off the 37 Military Hospital-Burma Camp road and dragged it along its way.