Allied Air Flight 111

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Allied Air Flight 111
Allied Air Cargo Boeing 727-200F Iwelumo-1.jpg
Allied Air Boeing 727-221Adv (F) that crashed in the accident
Date 2 June 2012
Summary Overran runway on landing, broke through airport perimeter fence and collided with minibus
Site Kotoka International Airport, Accra, Ghana
Aircraft type Boeing 727-221F Advanced
Operator Allied Air
Registration 5N-BJN[1]
Flight origin Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, Nigeria
Destination Kotoka International Airport, Accra, Ghana
Passengers 0
Crew 4
Fatalities 12 (all on ground)
Survivors 4 (all on plane)

The Allied Air Flight 111[1] crash occurred on Saturday, 2 June 2012 at approximately 19:15 local time[2] at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana. A Boeing 727-200 cargo plane operated by Allied Air[1] overran the runway on landing, broke through the airport perimeter fence and struck a minibus on a roadway. All four crew members on the plane survived, but all 10 people aboard the minibus were killed, along with a cyclist and a cab passenger.[3] Multiple ground injuries were reported as well. There was rain and poor visibility at Accra when the plane crashed.[2] The cause of the accident has not yet been determined.[4] It was the deadliest accident in Ghanaian aviation history.[5]

The Ghanaian government announced that an accident investigation commission would be formed.[6]

Just over 20 years prior, the same aircraft had performed the final flight for Pan American World Airways from Bridgetown, Barbados to Miami, Florida, USA.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d "Accident Description, June 02 2012, Boeing 727-221F 5N-BJN Accra-Kotoka Airport". Aviation Safety Network. Flight Safety Foundation. Retrieved 2 July 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Cargo plane crashes in Ghana's capital Accra, killing at least 10". Xinhua. 2 June 2012. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  3. ^ Hradecky, Simon (2 June 2012). "Accident: Allied Cargo B722 at Accra on Jun 2nd 2012, overran runway on landing". The Aviation Herald. Retrieved 3 June 2012.
  4. ^ Ensor, Josie (2 June 2012). "Cargo plane crashes in Ghana's capital Accra, killing at least 10". Telegraph. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  5. ^ "ASN Aviation Safety Database - Ghana". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  6. ^ "President Inaugurates Accident Investigation Committe Archived 7 March 2014 at the Wayback Machine.." [sic] Ghana Civil Aviation Authority. Retrieved on 11 June 2012.

Coordinates: 5°36′17″N 0°10′03″W / 5.6047°N 0.1674°W / 5.6047; -0.1674

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