Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Cargo jet overshoots runway in Ghana; at least 10 killed
A Nigerian cargo jet landed in a pool of heavy rainwater and overshot the runway at Ghana's Accra Airport on Saturday, killing at least 10 on the ground, while all four crew on board survived and were in good shape, according to news reports out of the region.
Allied Air Cargo's Boeing 727-200 aircraft was reportedly carrying consumer goods on its way from Nigeria to the Ivory Coast with a planned stop at Accra when it landed in the pool of water, rammed through an airport fence, subsequently hitting a mini-bus and taxicab.
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