Country
code

Greater Accra

Crash of a Boeing 737-43QSF in Accra

Date & Time: Jan 10, 2015 at 1105 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ET-AQV
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Lomé – Accra
MSN:
28493/2838
YOM:
6
Flight number:
KP4030
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On landing on runway 03 at Accra-Kotoka International Airport, the aircraft veered off runway to the right, lost its undercarriage and right engine and came to rest in a grassy area. All three crew members were taken to hospital. The aircraft was written off.

Crash of a Boeing 727-221F in Accra: 12 killed

Date & Time: Jun 2, 2012 at 1910 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5N-BJN
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Lagos - Accra
MSN:
22540/1796
YOM:
1982
Flight number:
AJK111
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
12
Circumstances:
Crew was performing a cargo flight (AJK111) from Lagos to Accra on behalf of the DHL Group. Approach was completed in marginal weather conditions by night and heavy rain falls. After landing on runway 21, aircraft overrun, went trough a fence and crossed the Giffard Avenue on which it hit a minivan, a taxi and cyclist before coming to rest. As all four crew were unhurt, 12 people on the ground were killed (10 in the minivan, the passenger of a taxi and the cyclist). Aircraft was damaged beyond repair as all gear collapsed, both wings were damaged by impact forces and the tail partially separated. At the time of the accident, weather conditions were as follow: visibility 5 km, thunderstorm's activity with rain, broken clouds at 1'000 feet and few CB's above the terrain at 3'000 feet. It seems that aircraft landed long and the touch down was about half down the wet runway, reducing the landing distance available. Also, the friction coefficient was low.

Crash of a Fokker F27 Friendship 600 in Accra: 7 killed

Date & Time: Jun 5, 2000 at 1135 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
G524
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Tamale - Accra
MSN:
10535
YOM:
1976
Flight number:
GH200
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
10
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
44
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
The aircraft was completing a schedule service (flight GH200) from Tamale to Accra on behalf of the Ghana Air Force. On final approach to Accra-kotoka Airport, the crew encountered poor weather conditions with limited visibility due to heavy rain falls. In a nose down attitude, the aircraft landed hard on runway 21, nose first. Upon impact, the aircraft broke in two and came to rest. Seven passengers were killed while several others were injured, some seriously.

Crash of a Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain in Accra

Date & Time: Dec 12, 1998
Operator:
Registration:
9G-BCM
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
31-7652023
YOM:
1976
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances 13 km from Accra-Kotoka Airport. All five occupants were injured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Britten-Norman BN-2A-26 Islander in Accra

Date & Time: Dec 13, 1985
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
TN-AEQ
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
2147
YOM:
1983
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed on landing for unknown reasons. There were no casualties.

Ground explosion of a Boeing 707-336C in Accra

Date & Time: Sep 25, 1983
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
5N-ARO
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Lagos - Accra
MSN:
18924
YOM:
1965
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Following a normal landing at Accra-Kotoka Airport, the crew vacated the runway and the aircraft was taxiing to his parking position when an explosion occurred. The aircraft caught fire and was stopped on the taxiway. All four crew members escaped with minor injuries while the aircraft was partially destroyed.
Probable cause:
An incendiary device with a slow burning fuse was found in the cargo compartment.

Crash of a Fokker F28 Fellowship 2000 in Accra

Date & Time: Mar 11, 1981
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9G-ACA
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Accra - Accra
MSN:
11077
YOM:
1973
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
7067
Aircraft flight cycles:
12677
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a local training at Accra-Kotoka Airport. For unknown reasons, the airplane landed hard and upon touchdown, the undercarriage were torn off. The airplane then slid on its belly before coming to rest on runway. While both pilots were uninjured, the F28 was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of an Avro 748-2A-254 in Accra

Date & Time: Jan 22, 1971
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9G-ABW
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Accra - Accra
MSN:
1685
YOM:
1970
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Three pilots were engaged in a local training flight at Accra-Kotoka Airport. On final approach, at an altitude of 150 feet, the left engine was voluntarily shut down to simulate a failure when control was lost. The airplane banked left, struck trees and crashed few hundred yards short of runway. All three crew members were injured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Loss of control after the left propelle was not feathered but the blades moved to fine pitch. It was determined that the pilot failed to place the left High Pressure cock lever in the full off position.

Crash of a Curtiss C-46A-35-CU Commando near Accra: 1 killed

Date & Time: Oct 9, 1944 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
42-3655
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
MSN:
26788
YOM:
1944
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Few minutes after take off from Accra Airport, while climbing, the C-46 collided with an unidentified aircraft and crashed 6 miles southeast of the airfield. At least one crew member was killed on board the Commando.
Crew:
1st Lt Arthur Gartenberg.

Crash of a Douglas C-54A-DO Skymaster in Accra: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jan 27, 1944
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
41-37292
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
3083
YOM:
1943
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Crashed on takeoff for unknown reason and came to rest in flames. At least one crew member was killed.