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Status:Preliminary
Date:Monday 5 June 2000
Time:11:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 600
Operator:Ghana Airlink
Registration: G 524
MSN: 10535
First flight: 1976-09-23 (23 years 9 months)
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 532-7
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 52
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Accra-Kotoka Airport (ACC) (   Ghana)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tamale Airport (TML/DGLE), Ghana
Destination airport:Accra-Kotoka Airport (ACC/DGAA), Ghana
Flightnumber: 200
Narrative:
Ghana Airlink Flight 200 came in to land at Accra Kotoka Airport on pouring rain. The aircraft touched down hard, nose first, on the runway 21 threshold causing the fuselage to break in two.
Ghana Airlink is a cooperation between Ghana Airways and Ghana Air Force, who supplied both Fokker F-27 planes.

Classification:
Runway mishap

Sources:
» AP
» Frans van Zelm
» Tommy Maurer


Photos

photo of Fokker-F-27600-G-524
accident date: 05-06-2000
type: Fokker F-27 Friendship 600
registration: G 524
 

Map
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 Tamale Airport to Accra-Kotoka Airport as the crow flies is 444 km (277 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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