The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is investigating the cause of a near crash that occurred at the Tamale airport involving a Starbow Airline flight S9110.
According to authorities at the airport, the aircraft with registration number 9GSBB at about 8am on Tuesday morning, overshot the runway when landing, hitting the barricade at the edge of the Tamale Airport.
Confirming the incident on Tuesday the Chief Executive Officer of Starbow, James Eric Antwi, said in a statement that it was a “minor incident” and that both passengers and the crew were disembarked safely via the stairs. No injuries were recorded.
A team of experts have been dispatched to the Tamale Airport to assess the extent of damage, the GCAA has said.
Meanwhile, Airport Security, Armed Forces, Fire Service and the National Security are currently at the airport investigating the incident.
Below is the full statement from Starbow Airlines……
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.