Starbow suspends operations


Ghanaian Avro RJ operator Starbow Airlines suspended operations on 26 November following an accident to its newly-delivered ATR72-500. The ATR72 had been taking off from Accra on 25 November when it veered off the runway, apparently due to strong winds and heavy rain, and was damaged when it hit a perimeter fence. The passengers and crew were evacuated safely, although one passenger was reported to have received minor injuries. The accident left Starbow with a single aircraft, Avro RJ100 9G-SBE (msn E3332). The airline did not say how long it expected the suspension of operations to last.

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