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Starbow Suspends Operations


Domestic airline Starbow has suspended operations.

The suspension comes after a Starbow flight was on Saturday, 25 November 2017 involved in an accident at the Kotoka International Airport.

The plane heading for Kumasi veered off the tarmac as it attempted take-off.

Five passengers were treated for minor injuries at the Airport hospital after the incident.

Management of Starbow in a statement said they are dedicated to the wellbeing of their staff, families and guests.

As a result of the suspension, management has directed passengers with reservations to contact the airline to make alternative travel arrangements.

Below is the full statement:

Starbow S9 104 Incident at Accra, Kotoka International Airport.

Everyone at Starbow wishes to express their sincere regret for the distress experienced by our guests on Flight S9 104 on 25 November 2017 at 12:45, local time.

The service, operated by ATR72-500 (registration 9G-SBF), was a scheduled flight from Accra to Kumasi.

All 65 guests and five crew disembarked, as normal, though five guests were treated for minor injuries at the Airport Clinic. The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority has begun an investigation into the incident.

Eric Antwi, Chief Executive Officer, said: ‘All of us at Starbow at this time remain dedicated to our guests, our crew and their families. Their safety and wellbeing are at the heart of everything we do, and we will cooperate fully with the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, and other agencies, to determine the cause of this incident. We hope to be able to provide further information in due course’.

Starbow has suspended its operations with immediate effect and guests with future reservations are invited to contact the airline at 024 500 0000 to make alternative travel arrangements.

Source: ClassFMonline

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