President Mahama has congratulated the female Pilot who was in the seat when the helicopter he was travelling with to Kumasi from Sunyani had to make a precautionary landing.
In a tweet hours after the incident happened, Mahama praised the “intuition’ of the Ghana Armed Forces, adding he felt proud knowing a woman was the one in control.
As reported yesterday, Ghana’s first family Friday had an accident scare when the helicopter they were traveling with to Kumasi had to make an emergency landing.
Pilot of the helipcopter carrying President John Mahama and First lady Lordina Mahama had to make the emergency landing due to what officials of the Ghana Armed Forces say was “bad weather”.
The landing was carried out successfully, officials of the GAF have confirmed.
I feel great pride for our armed forces. Great intuition shown by our heli pilots. I feel so proud. And at the controls was a woman.
— John Dramani Mahama (@JDMahama) July 11, 2015
The incident happened some 100 metres near Apatrampa, a suburb of Kumasi. A storm was said to be approaching, forcing the pilot to make a precautionary landing.
The place was immediately cordoned off, Kasapafmonline.com was told. They were subsequently transported by road to Kumasi.
The first family, who have since returned to Accra, were on their way back from the final funeral rites of Madam Joana Benneth, mother of Chairperson of the Council of State, Cecilia Johnson.