A PassionAir flight from the capital Accra to Kumasi over the weekend had to force land in Ivory Coast’s capital, Abidjan.
According to PassionAir, its flight OP152 diverted to Abidjan due to “deteriorating 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.
“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’Ivoire (Abidjan) where the weather permitted a safe landing,” a statement from PassionAir said.
It added: “Passengers were provided with refreshments on the ground and the flight departed Abidjan at 11:20pm when the weather had improved en-route to Accra. Hotel arrangements were made for passengers who required it, while others opted to spend the night in their own homes.
“All PassionAir flights operate with the highest safety standards, conforming with strict, laid down GCAA regulations. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused. However, this diversion was necessary as the safety of our passengers, crew and equipment is paramount.”
Source: Daily Mail GH