From DPR, GHQ, Burma Camp

A Ghana Air Force aircraft CASA C295 with registration number GHFSSZ this morning, overran the apron at the Air Force Base Accra, at about 1110 hours, during a routine engine run.

There was no casualty to any crew member and there were no passengers on board, and there also were no persons on ground.

A preliminary investigation team has been constituted to come up with an initial report within 48 hours.

The manufacturers of the aircraft – Airbus – have been notified of the incident, and are expected to fly in a team to join the Ghanaian team, for a thorough assessment of the damaged aircraft, which thankfully, is recoverable.

The CASA C295 aircraft, manufactured in November 2015 and delivered in February 2016, was due for mandatory check in November 20l9, and has thus been non-operational since October 2019.

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) wishes to assure the public and especially, its clientele that the Ghana Air Force is still operational and its activities have not been affected by this incident.

The morale of personnel is high and all are going about their normal activities.

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