Rescue teams took five days to find and reach a Ghanaian Air Force Aircraft which crashed in dense jungle near Daboasi village in Western Ghana.
AIR VIEW Crashed aircraft in jungle
CU Sign Daboasi
LV People watch as troops get off lorries (3 shots)
LV & SV Bodies loaded into helicopter
SV People watch as helicopter takes off (2 shots)
Initials PAF/MR/BJ PAF/MR/MH
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Background: Rescue teams took five days to find and reach a Ghanaian Air Force Aircraft which crashed in dense jungle near Daboasi village in Western Ghana. There were no survivors among the crew of seven.
The aircraft, a "Beaver", was on a routine flight from the coastal town of Takoradi to Kumasi in Central Ghana. The Beaver crashed during a storm on the Sunday, was spotted on the Tuesday and not reached until the Thursday. Rescue teams had to hack their way through 13 miles (20 kms) of dense snake-infested jungle, hampered by torrential rain.
The bodies were flown by helicopter back to the Air Base at Takoradi where they were given a military funeral the following day which was attended by the Minister of Defence, the Minister of the Interior and the Chief of Defence Staff.