The Air Force Helicopter that crash-landed near Agona Nkwanta
The Air Force Helicopter that crash-landed near Agona Nkwanta
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Air Force Helicopter carrying 21 makes emergency landing near Agona Nkwanta

A Ghana Air Force helicopter with registration number GHF 696 today [Tuesday, March 19, 2024] made an emergency landing at Bonsukrom near Agona Nkwanta in the Western Region. 

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It is unclear what caused the incident. However, a statement signed by the Director General in charge of Public Relations of the Air Force, Brigadier General E Aggrey-Quarshie, said there were 21 passengers on board, made up of staff of the Ghana National Gas Company and aircrew. 

He said the people onboard were conducting a routine offshore powerline inspection of the Atuabo gas plant when the incident occurred around 12:30 pm. 

“All passengers on board have been accounted for and there were no fatalities. However, they have been evacuated and are currently undergoing routine medical checkup,” Brigadier General Aggrey-Quarshie added. 

He further noted that preliminary assessments have commenced to ascertain the cause of the incident.

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