Ethiopian freighter crashes in Ghana

Ethiopian Airlines has written off its sole narrowbody freighter, a B737-400F after it sustained substantial damage after skidding off the runway at Accra in Ghana, while attempting to land after a flight from Lomé, Togo on 10 January.


Ethiopian freighter crashes in Ghana


Ethiopian Airlines has written off its sole narrowbody freighter, a B737-400F after it sustained substantial damage after skidding off the runway at Accra in Ghana, while attempting to land after a flight from Lomé, Togo on 10 January. The freighter was being operated on wet lease by Asky Airlines, in which Ethiopian has a 40 per cent stake. Ethiopian acquired the freighter as part of plans to develop its Lomé operations into a regional hub catering to both passenger and cargo traffic.

 

Airport officials are blaming the crash on poor weather, while other sources have claimed that the runway is too short. The aircraft, carrying general cargo, is a write-off, as the landing gear collapsed and the right engine sheared off.  The three-man crew were rushed to hospital following the crash but were later released.