A helicopter which was carrying some consignment of gold from Chirano near Bibiani in the Western region to Accra force landed at a maize farm at Kumikrom near Asamankese in the Eastern Region on Monday afternoon.

According to the police at Asamankese, the incident happened at about 12:25pm.

The helicopter was said to have developed a mechanical fault and forced landed at the maize farm.

There were four crew members aboard the helicopter namely Capt. Abdul Salam, Gifty Danso, a Custom officer, David Fosu and Adjei Kumi Enock.

According to the police at Asamankese, another helicopter arrived later, transferred the boxes of gold and carried the distressed crew.

Source: Daily Graphic

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