Presidential Jet Catches Fire

The Presidential Jet of Ghana caught fire on Tuesday while attempting to take off at the Kotoka International Airport.

A press statement issued by the Ghana Armed Forces and signed by the Director of Public Relations, Lieutenant Commander, Andy La-anyane indicated that “the fire was caused as a result of friction between the wheels and the runway surface.”

Narrating how the incident occurred, the Ghana Armed Forces observed that on departure from the Kotoka International Airport, the crew experienced slight operational problems with the computer system.

As a result, the aircraft returned to the Air Force Base in Accra to reset the computers.” It said during the second run for take-off, the “aircraft lost two main left wheels.”

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