Accident description
Last updated: 24 April 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 24 April 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DL
Operator:Ghana Airways
Registration: 9G-AAF
C/n / msn: 9407
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 30
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 33
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Takoradi Airport (TKD) (   Ghana) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Accra-Kotoka Airport (ACC/DGAA), Ghana
Destination airport:Takoradi Airport (TKD/DGTK), Ghana
Narrative:
Engine problems forced the crew to make a forced landing. Directional control was lost on finals and the DC-3 struck a high ground.

Sources:
» Chicago Tribune (25-4-1969)


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Distance from Accra-Kotoka Airport to Takoradi Airport as the crow flies is 194 km (121 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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