Bad weather forces Kumasi bound flight to divert to Ivory Coast

A PassionAir flight with passengers en route to Kumasi was forced to divert for safety landing in the Ivory Coast after bad weather prevented its safe landing.

According to a circular released by PassionAir, the flight departed Accra on 17th April 2021 at 5 45 PM to the Kumasi airport.

The aircraft was unable to land due to bad weather conditions.

The Fèlix Houphouét Boigny International Airport in Ivory Coast was the safest alternative to land.

Read the statement below;

Press Release – Flight Diversion Due Bad Weather

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.

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.

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