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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.

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.

The Air Force Helicopter that crash-landed near Agona Nkwanta

“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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