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.
|Date:||Thursday 24 April 1969|
|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:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Takoradi Airport (TKD) (Ghana)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Accra-Kotoka Airport (ACC/DGAA), Ghana|
|Destination airport:||Takoradi Airport (TKD/DGTK), Ghana|
» Chicago Tribune (25-4-1969)
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
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.