Investigations commence into aborted KLM flight

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The Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) has commenced investigations into the circumstances that caused the aborted takeoff of KLM flight on Friday, September 3, 2021.

The GACL in a statement said the pilot of the flight reported a bird strike close to the windshield of the aircraft.

“The Rescue and Fire Fighting Service (RFFS) of GACL was at the scene immediately to provide emergency fire cover. The aircraft was subsequently towed to the parking bay where passengers disembarked and were transported to various hotels around the airport,” the statement said.

“Meanwhile, the airline has commenced processes to get passengers back to their final destinations as soon as possible. Investigations into the cause of the incident have commenced.

“Management of Ghana Airports Company Limited wishes to assure the general public that it has a robust Wildlife Management System in place and remains committed to the highest safety standards at the airport”.

Read the entire statement below;

PRESS STATEMENT

AIRCRAFT INCIDENT AT KOTOKA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Management of Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) can confirm that on Friday, September 3, 2021 10.35pm, KLM Royal Duto Airlines Flight (KL590) bound for Amsterdam, aborted takeoff via Runway 21 at Kotoka International Airport. The Pilot reported a bird strike close to the windshield of the aircraft.

The Rescue and Fire Fighting Service (RFFS) of GACL was at the scene immediately to provide emergency fire cover. The aircraft was subsequently towed to the parking bay where passengers disembarked and were transported to various hotels around the airport.

Meanwhile, the airline has commenced processes to get passengers back to their final destinations as soon as possible.

Investigations into the cause of the incident have commenced.

Management of Ghana Airports Company Limited wishes to assure the general public that it has a robust Wildlife Management System in place and remains committed to the highest safety standards at the airport.

 

Issued by Management


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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