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.
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.