2015-01-10 Ethiopian Cargo Boeing 737-400F destroyed in runway overrun at Accra


2015-01-10 Ethiopian Cargo Boeing 737-400F destroyed in runway overrun at Accra


On landing runway 03, the aircraft ran off the side of the runway at high speed where the pilots lost control. The fuselage spun around about 180 degrees and the entire undercarriage was lost. The right engine seperated and struck the lower cockpit section where it ripped of the fuselage and radar casing.

All crewmembers were taken to hospital with unknown injuries.



Date: 2015-01-10 Time: 11:05:00
Location: DGAA ACC Accra Kotoka Intl
Country: Ghana
Flight phase: LDG – Flare, Landing Roll, Aborted Landing after Touchdown
Damage to a/c: hull loss

Flight no.: KP 4030
From: DXXX/LFW: Lome Tokoin To: DGAA/ACC: Accra Kotoka Intl
Type: Cargo
Operator: Ethiopian Airlines Cargo
Leased from: ASKY Airlines

Type: Boeing 737-400F
Registration: ET-AQV
Age a/c: 18.2 years
Constr. No.: 28493


Aircraft involved

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants 3 0 0 3
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries 3 0 0 3

JACDEC 20-year Statistics :

  • 15th safety occurence for the operator
  • 136th safety occurence of type (B737-400)
  • 5th safety occurence at airport
  • 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question

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