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Fmr. DG of GCAA appointed lead investigator in the KLM bird strike incident

The Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has appointed Air Commodore (Rtd) Kwame Mamphey, a former Director General of Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) as the Investigator-In-Charge (IIC) in the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines bird strike incident that occurred on Friday 3rd September, 2021 at the Kotoka International Airport. According to the release, the bureau in accordance with its Act 2020, Act 1028 gives the commissioner the powers to […]

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GCAA issues a statement on the KLM bird strike incident

The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has issued a statement with regard to the KLM bird strike incident which occurred on Friday, 3rd September 2021 at the the Kotoka International Airport, Accra. A KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Flight KL 590 was forced to reject its take-off run from the Kotoka International Airport following a bird strike close to the Boeing 777-300ER’s windshield. The flight was headed for Amsterdam when the […]

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AIB notified of KLM bird strike incident at Kotoka International Airport

The Aircraft Accident Investigation and Prevention Bureau has been notified of an aircraft incident that occurred at the Kotoka International Airport due a bird strike incident involving a Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft belonging to the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. Upon takeoff on runway 21, a Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) flight (KL590) bound for Amsterdam from Accra aborted takeoff  at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) on the 3rd September, 2021 due […]

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GACL institutes investigation into a reported birdstrike incident at KIA

A Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) flight (KL590) bound for Amsterdam from Accra aborted takeoff  at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) on the 3rd September, 2021. This was due to a reported bird strike incident on Runway 21 at KIA. According to a press statement from the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL), "the pilot reported a bird strike close to the windshield of the aircraft" which prompted him to abort taking […]

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Alitalia goes defunct from October 15

Alitalia is closing its operations on October 15, 2021 after serving as Italy's national carrier for about 75 years.  Alitalia has stopped sales of flights beyond October 15 effective 25th August, 2021. All other flights scheduled for 15th October and beyond has been canceled. The Italian state-owned airline declared bankruptcy in May 2017 and have grounded most of its airplanes. Passengers who have booked flights before 25th August to fly […]

todayAugust 28, 2021 139 1 2

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South African Airways Back in the Skies

South African Airways (SAA) has announced its decision to resume flights after about a year and a half break. This was communicated through a media release which confirmed the carrier's plans to commence operations on the 23rd of September, 2021. Interim CEO Thomas Kgokolo in his statement said that, “After months of diligent work, we are delighted that SAA is resuming service and we look forward to welcoming on board […]

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