Domestic carrier PassionAir has explained why a flight bound for Kumasi from Accra on Sunday, 17th April, 2020 ended up at Abidjan in Ivore Coast.
The airline in a statement on Tuesday said the flight OPS152 left Accra at 5:45pm and could not land at the Kumasi Airpot due to bad weather conditions.
“On 17 April 2021, PassionAir flight OP152 departed from Accra at 17:45 for
Kumasi. Unfortunately, due to deteriorating weather conditions at the destination airport, the flight could not land,” the statement said.
According to PassionAir, “Unable to land in Kumasi or return to Accra, a decision was made to proceed to the planned alternate airport, Félix Houphouët Boigny International Airport in Côte d’lvoire (Abidjan) where the weather permitted a safe landing.”
The situation compelled passengers to spend over 5hours in Abidjan before leaving for the Kotoka International Airport at 11:20pm when the weather was safe for landing.
However, the airline apologized for the inconvenience and noted the diversion was necessary to keep passengers, crew and equipment safe from accident.