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The plane was enroute from Lagos via Accra to Abidjan - EOC

GNA
3 June 2012 | General News

Accra, June 3, GNA -The press centre of the Emergency Operating Centre (EOC) dealing with the plane crash says the aircraft which was involved in the accident was a Boeing 727-200 with registration 5NBJN enroute from Lagos via Accra to Abidjan.

The aircraft on landing overshot the runway and went through the airport perimetre fence. It then hit a Daewoo taxi cab with a lady passenger in it and ran through a mini-van on the Giffard Road (El Wak – Burma Camp).

In a statement to the press, the Center said the cargo had no dangerous goods and the accident scene has been secured and cordoned off and emergency teams are still at the accident scene.

It said the 10 confirmed fatalities consist of one female and nine males and the general public is advised that the road between El Wak traffic light and the Burma Camp Shell filling station have been cordoned off until further notice.

The statement said any enquiries on the casualties can be obtained from the Airport Police on 0302 – 777 592.

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