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A Boeing 727-221F cargo plane suffered a runway excursion on landing at Accra-Kotoka Airport (ACC), PDF Print E-mail
Status: Preliminary
Date: 02 JUN 2012
Time: 19:10
Type: Boeing 727-221F
Operator: Allied Air
Registration: 5N-BJN
C/n / msn: 22540/1796
First flight: 1982-04-16 (30 years 2 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17A (HK3)
Crew: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Ground casualties: Fatalities: 12
Airplane damage: Written off
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: Accra-Kotoka Airport (ACC) (Ghana)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature: Cargo
Departure airport: Lagos-Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS) (LOS/DNMM), Nigeria
Destination airport: Accra-Kotoka Airport (ACC) (ACC/DGAA), Ghana
Flightnumber: 111
Narrative:
A Boeing 727-221F cargo plane suffered a runway excursion on landing at Accra-Kotoka Airport (ACC), Ghana. All four crew members survived but at about twelve people are reported killed when the airplane struck a minivan.
The airplane had departed Lagos (LOS) on a cargo flight on behalf of DHL Aviation. Flight 111 had been cleared to land on runway 21at Accra about the time a thunderstorm was over the airfield. After touchdown the airplane could not be stopped on the runway. It ran off the end of the runway, went through the perimeter fence and struck a taxi and a minivan on Giffard Road, opposite of the El Wak Stadium. Ten occupants of a Mercedes-Benz TN 207 minivan were died and two others were reportedly also killed in the accident.

Accra Airport has a single asphalt runway, 03/21, 11,165 ft / 3,403m in length.

Weather reported one hour before the time of the accident was:
DGAA 021800Z 17005KT 9999 FEW016 SCT031 FEW030CB 27/24 Q1013 TEMPO 5000 -TSRA BKN010
18:00 UTC (18:00 local time): Wind 170 degrees at 5 knots; Visibility 10+ km; few clouds at 1600 feet AGL; scattered clouds at 3100 feet AGL; few cumulonimbus clouds at 3000 feet AGL; Temperature 27°C, Dew poinr 24°C; pressure 1013 mb; temporary: visibility 5000 m during thunderstorm and rain with broken clouds at 1000 feet AGL.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 12 June 2012 )