Allied Air Flight 111
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|
|Fatalities||12 (all on ground)|
|Survivors||4 (all on plane)|
|Aircraft type||Boeing 727-221F Advanced|
|Flight origin||Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, Nigeria|
|Destination||Kotoka International Airport, Accra, Ghana|
The Allied Air Flight 111 crash occurred on Saturday, 2 June 2012 at approximately 19:15 local time at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana. A Boeing 727-200 cargo plane operated by Allied Air 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. Multiple ground injuries were reported as well. There were rain and poor visibility at Accra when the plane crashed. The cause of the accident has not yet been determined. It was the deadliest accident in Ghanaian aviation history.
The Ghanaian government announced that an accident investigation commission would be formed.
The aircraft was the same 727 that Operated Pan Am Airlines last scheduled flight from Bridgetown, Barbados to Miami, Florida, USA.
- Swissair Flight 111, an identically-numbered flight that crashed in 1998.
- Air India Express Flight 812, another flight that overran a runway in 2010.
- TAM Airlines Flight 3054, another flight that overran a runway in São Paulo in 2007.
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