The Ghana’s Presidential Jet, Falcon 900 went ablaze as it attempted to take off at the Kokota International Airport yesterday, 3rd March. The aircraft was Malabo, Equatorial Guinea bound on a mission when the incident occurred.
A press statement released by the Ghana Armed Forces and signed by the Director of Public Relations, Lieutenant Commander Andy La-Anyane stated that “the fire was caused as a result of friction between the wheels and the runway surface.”
Meanwhile, the aircraft has been returned to the Air Force Base in Accra to reset its computers. It is reported that the “aircraft lost two main left wheels” during the second attempt to take-off.
There was no loss of lives.