Starbow plane overshoots runway in Tamale

Starbow plane overshoots runway in Tamale
Source: Ghana | | Naa Sakwaba Akwa |
Date: 06-10-2015 Time: 11:10:41:am

Information reaching Joy News indicates that a Tamale bound Starbow flight has over shot its run way at the Tamale Airport, Tuesday.

Reports indicate that the aircraft had problems after landing causing it to crash through a barricade mounted on the run way.

According to an eyewitness, the front tryes of the plane broke into the cockpit.

National Security, Armed Forces, Airport Security and the Fire Service are currently at the airport investigating the incident.

The CEO of the airline Mr James Eric Antwi however says the plane did not crash land. He told the flight had landed before it bumped into a ramp.

A statement issued later on by the company described the incident as "minor" .

The full statement is as follows;

Below is a copy of a statement released by management of the company on the issue


                                                                                  STARBOW : PRESS RELEASE

We have received notification that Starbow flight S9110, which was en-route from Accra to Tamale, has been involved in minor incident today 6th October 2015.

As a result, Starbow's BAe aircraft with registration 9GSBB went through the barricade at the end of the Tamale runway and stopped. It is noteworthy that, both the crew and the passengers were disembarked safely via the stairs.

Our sincere concern goes out to all of the passengers, friends and families involved. We are still gathering the facts concerning the event. Starbow is cooperating fully with the Authorities in charge.

We will inform the media of any significant additional information as soon as it becomes available.