Helicopter carrying gold forced into emergency landing at Asamankese

BY: Timothy Gobah
Helicopter carrying gold forced into emergency landing at Asamankese
Helicopter carrying gold forced into emergency landing at Asamankese

A helicopter which was carrying some consignment of gold from Chirano near Bibiani in the Western region to Accra force landed at a maize farm at Kumikrom near Asamankese in the Eastern Region on Monday afternoon.

According to the police at Asamankese, the incident happened at about 12:25pm.

The helicopter was said to have developed a mechanical fault and forced landed at the maize farm

There were four crew members aboard the helicopter namely Capt. Abdul Salam, Gifty Danso, a Custom officer, David Fosu and Adjei Kumi Enock.

According to the police at Asamankese, another helicopter arrived later, transferred the boxes of gold and carried the distressed crew away.


The faulty helicopter was left at the scene under police guard. Some police personnel from Yanowa were detailed to the scene to guard the helicopter.