The cargo plane Boeing 727-200, which crashed into a minibus in the capital of Ghana, Accra, was en route from the Nigerian city of Lagos. According to updated reports, in an attempt to land it overshot the runway and crashed into a minibus moving along a nearby street.
Earlier, it was reported that the plane had been taking off, and skidded off the strip. The victims of the accident were 10 people who were inside the passenger minibus. Four crew members received various injuries and were hospitalized.
Plane crash in Ghana claims at least 10 lives
At least 10 dead bodies are lying near the wreckage of the cargo aircraft that overshot the runway and crashed into a minibus near the international airport on the northeastern outskirts of Accra - the capital of Ghana. This was reported to British media by an aviation service officer, who witnessed the tragedy.
According to him, ambulances, police and the military rushed to cordon off the scene. When falling, the aircraft, owned by the Nigerian air cargo company Allied Cargo, knocked down the airport fencing, overshot the runway and rammed into a crowded passenger minibus on the highway.
Cargo plane crashes in Ghana
A large cargo plane has crashed near the capital's international airport in the capital of Ghana, Accra. It’s not yet reported how many people were on board; the death toll is being confirmed, local media reported.
According to information received from the management of the airport, the plane crashed near a sports stadium, El-Wak.
The collapse occurred a few minutes after takeoff. Witnesses at the scene report "numerous dead bodies."
A local radio station reported that the plane was owned by Allied Air Cargo.