Helicopter carrying boxes of gold force lands in maize farm near Asamankese

A mechanical fault has forced a private helicopter carrying boxes of gold from a mining site in Bibiani in the Western Region to Accra to make an emergency landing in a maize farm near Asamankese in the Eastern Region. All four crew members, including a Custom officer and two private security men escaped unhurt in the incident which occurred at about 12:00pm at Kumikrom on Monday. The crew members were Capt. Abdul Salam, Gifty Danso, a Custom officer, David Fosu and Adjei Kumi Enoch.The helicopter, registered No SA365C3-N5073, was transporting gold belonging to the Chirano Gold Mines to Accra when Capt. Abdul Salam detected a mechanical fault; forcing him to force land. A mayday call was then placed to the Police at Asamankese at about 12:25pm. Police personnel were immediately dispatched to the scene to secure the boxes of gold and the chopper.At 5:40pm, another helicopter arrived at the scene to airlift the boxes of gold and the distressed crew to continue the journey to Accra. [caption id="attachment_92603" align="aligncenter" width="773"] Police officers are providing security for the chopper[/caption] The faulty helicopter was left at the scene under the guard of the Police at Yanowa. By 3news.com|Ghana]]>

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