caribb From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 1630 posts, RR: 9 Reply 5, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 34076 times:
They are now saying it was an Allied Air Cargo jet taking off ..they have a 707 and a 727, the latter of which was the plane that crashed as mentioned in the first post. There are 14 deaths sadly, mostly from a bus or van it hit on the ground near the El Wak Sports stadium. I'm listening on the net to Radio XYZ in Accra.
jeffry747 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 963 posts, RR: 2 Reply 19, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 27423 times:
This accident seems to parallel the WN accident at MDW some years ago. Aircraft lands in bad weather and is unable to stop. Aircraft leaves the runway, leaves the airport property, and impacts vehicles on a busy street nearby. Fatalities in the vehicles struck. Oddly enough, as in the WN accident, the plane is still mostly in one piece.
Sad to see lives lost in another accident, and may the victims R.I.P. Also sad to see a classic 727 lost in a crash. The 727 is probably my second favorite airliner (after the 747), and I wanna see them continuing to fly for as long as I'm around.
kl692 From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 658 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 26935 times:
I just woke to this, I get push emails about what is happening in Ghana which is MY home Country and this is very very sad day for me and the Country as this is first major accident in the country involving A/C. 10 people kill on the ground, that is just have very sad.
Ghana go through a lots of raining during this time of the year (raining season)
Another photo of the aircraft in question with its original operator. It was a late production 727-200, delivered to Pan Am May 26, 1982. Just had its 30th birthday last week. It was one of the last 20 or so passenger 727s built.
71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2857 posts, RR: 0 Reply 26, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 27343 times:
Spoilers are down (could they have leaked down?), flaps look like 35, does this model 727 have autobrake?
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 25): Coincidentally, that aircraft was also mentioned in this thread a couple of days ago.
Tonight's "Final Jeopardy!": Airline History (by UALFAson May 31 2012 in Civil Aviation)
Thanks, saw that mentioned but missed the connection. What a sad coincidence.