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16.08.2013 General News

Passengers aboard Antrak Air flight escape death

By Ghana l
Passengers aboard Antrak Air flight escape death

Passengers aboard an Antrak Air flight from Tamale in the Northern Region of Ghana to the capital Accra escaped death when the pilot navigated a faulty airplane to safe-landing in Tamale.

One of the engines of the airplane caught fire, mid-air, according to Mr. Charles Nyaaba, a passenger on the plane.

This caused one of the fans of the plane to stop functioning, he said.

The pilot quickly returned to Tamale and managed to land safely.

Mr. Nyaaba said panic-stricken passengers prayed and wailed whilst the pilot navigated the faulty airplane to try and save their lives.

He told that the bewildered passengers are scrambling to reach their family members.

They do not know what alternative plans are being made to convey them to Accra.

Flight attendants are tight-lipped over the incident.

Chief Commercial Officer of Antrak Air, Mr. Antwi Boasiako, said he could not speak to the issue except to add that the airline would issue a statement on the incident.