Starbow Airlines ATR-72 Suffers a Runway Excursion During Take-off


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Starbow Airlines ATR-72-212A, performing flight from Accra to Kumasi (Ghana) with 63 passengers and 5 crew, was accelerating for takeoff from Accra when the aircraft veered left off the runway and entangled with the perimeter fence.

One passenger received minor injuries, the aircraft sustained substantial damage.

The airport reported flight S9-104 from Accra’s Kokota Airport to Kumasi carrying 63 passengers and 5 crew skidded off the runway during takeoff. One passenger received minor injuries and was taken to a hospital.

The occurrence aircraft had joined Starbow’s fleet only on Nov 22nd 2017.