GACL Investigates KLM Aborted Flight From Kotoka

Managers of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) on Friday Saturday announced they had opened investigations into a near mishap of a KLM flight on Friday which had to be aborted.

In a press statement, the Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL), said an investigation was opened immediately after the KLM flight KL590 via Runway 21 was stopped as a matter of emergency.

“The Rescue and Fire Fighting Service (RFFS) was at the scene immediately to provide emergency fire cover. The aircraft was subsequently, towed to the parking bay where passengers disembarked and were transported to various hotels around the airport,” it said.

It added that that the pilot for the Accra to Amsterdam bound flight reported a bird strike on the plane’s windshield at 10:35 pm on Friday, September 3.

Meanwhile, it said KLM has begun the process to get passengers back to their final destination as soon as possible.

 “The general public that it has a robust Wildlife Management System in place and remains committed to the highest safety standard at the airport.”


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