• Short Summary

    Rescue teams took five days to find and reach a Ghanaian Air Force Aircraft which crashed in dense jungle near Daboasi village in Western Ghana.

  • Description

    Rescue teams took five days to find and reach a Ghanaian Air Force Aircraft which crashed in dense jungle near Daboasi village in Western Ghana. There were no survivors among the crew of seven.

    The aircraft, a "Beaver", was on a routine flight from the coastal town of Takoradi to Kumasi in Central Ghana. The Beaver crashed during a storm on the Sunday, was spotted on the Tuesday and not reached until the Thursday. Rescue teams had to hack their way through 13 miles (20 kms) of dense snake-infested jungle, hampered by torrential rain.

    The bodies were flown by helicopter back to the Air Base at Takoradi where they were given a military funeral the following day which was attended by the Minister of Defence, the Minister of the Interior and the Chief of Defence Staff.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA49BFAGOW1V5RGTPPR8EH63AR8
    Media URN:
    VLVA49BFAGOW1V5RGTPPR8EH63AR8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/06/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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