Ghana’s presidential jet, a Falcon 900, caught fire as it attempted to take off at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, the Ghanaian capital today March 3rd. According to a statement by Ghana Armed Forces, the fire was as a result of ‘friction between the wheels & the runway surface.’
A spokesman man said the craft was on its way to Malabo, Equatorial Guinea on a mission when the incident happened. The statement added that the crew experienced slight operational problems with the computer system as the jet taxied on the runway preparing to take off. As a result, the aircraft returned to the Air Force Base in Accra to reset the computers. But during the 2nd attempt to take-off, the “aircraft lost two main left wheels.”. The passengers were safely evacuated and no life was lost.