28.2 C
Saturday, April 1, 2023


Helicopter carrying boxes of gold force lands in maize farm near Asamankese

Related stories

Stop buying expensive wigs if you don’t own 2 plots of land – Man tells women

A Nigerian businessman has admonished women who spend lavishly...

Al Nassr excited over Ronaldo’s record-setting Portugal cap

Cristiano Ronaldo's historic appearance for Portugal was lavishly hailed...

Oscar Pistorius of South Africa denies parole for killing his partner

A paralympic gold medalist from South Africa, Oscar Pistorius,...

After nine years of marriage Nigerian woman welcomes quintuplets

A Nigerian woman and her husband are currently the...

A mechanical fault has forced a private helicopter carrying boxes of gold from a mining site in Bibiani in the Western Region to Accra to make an emergency landing in a maize farm near Asamankese in the Eastern Region.

All four crew members, including a Custom officer and two private security men escaped unhurt in the incident which occurred at about 12:00pm at Kumikrom on Monday.

The crew members were Capt. Abdul Salam, Gifty Danso, a Custom officer, David Fosu and Adjei Kumi Enoch.

The helicopter, registered No SA365C3-N5073, was transporting gold belonging to the Chirano Gold Mines to Accra when Capt. Abdul Salam detected a mechanical fault; forcing him to force land.

A mayday call was then placed to the Police at Asamankese at about 12:25pm. Police personnel were immediately dispatched to the scene to secure the boxes of gold and the chopper.

At 5:40pm, another helicopter arrived at the scene to airlift the boxes of gold and the distressed crew to continue the journey to Accra.

The faulty helicopter was left at the scene under the guard of the Police at Yanowa.

Source: 3news.com


- Never miss a story with notifications

- Gain full access to our premium content

- Browse free from up to 5 devices at once

Latest stories