Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Bad Weather Forces Plane Going To Kumasi To Land In Côte D’Ivoire


A local flight heading to Kumasi, which left Accra Kotoka International Airport on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 17:45 ended up in a different country.

The airline, according to information sighted by, made a safe landing at the Félix Houphouët Boigny International Airport in Côte d’Ivoire (Abidjan).

Management of PassionAir explained that the Kumasi-bound aircraft (Flight OP152) from Accra had to be diverted to neighbouring Côte d’Ivoire due to bad weather conditions in the Ashanti Regional capital.

They stated that the diversion was ‘necessary as the safety of our passengers, crew and equipment is paramount’.

A section of the press statement also said;

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‘Passengers were provided with refreshments on the ground and the flight departed Abidjan at 11:20 pm when the weather had improved en-route to Accra’.


Again, ‘Hotel arrangements were made for passengers who required it, while others opted to spend the night in their own homes’.

PassionAir rendered an apology to the passengers and assured that ‘all PassionAir flights operate with the highest safety standards, conforming with strict, laid down GCAA regulations’.


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