The Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation and Prevention Bureau says it will begin a simulation exercise to guide the public and other stakeholders on what to do when an accident occurs at the airport.
According to the Bureau, this is crucial to the safety of the aviation sector and is an effort to minimize the accident occurrences at the airport.
Akwasi Agyeibi Prempeh, the acting commissioner for the Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation and Prevention Bureau, said: “What we intend to do is a simulation exercise. We will do it at the airport where in case there is a serious incident what the public or our stakeholders will have to look out for. And when we’re done with that we will also do another exercise with the team because most of us are making sure that the safety levels or the aviation safety is enhanced, so we’ll do another exercise.”
“That one can come in whereby we will look at the environment, not only the airport but the environment, the flight path, what are the consequences that can lead to serious incidents or accidents? So, we will be doing these field visits or field activities when this (training) is done,” he said.
The exercise will follow a five-day training program for investigators and staff of aircraft accident and incident investigation and prevention bureau to make up the Accident Investigation Bureau.
The trainees at the end of the program will be equipped with necessary skill to aircraft accidents investigation techniques and the ability to manage the relevant technical assistance required supporting the investigation.
Also speaking on the side lines of Day one of the orientation for the personnel, Air Commodore Victor Kwame Mamphey, Past Director General of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, said the over 20 professionals from various aviation backgrounds make up the perfect blend to oversee the space.
“We have personnel from the Ghana Air force, personnel from Civil Aviation, Airport company and all the major aviation industries in this country are involved in this accident investigation bureau. Any activity that tries to put together human and mechanical activities, there’s bound to be some conflicts and when this conflict takes place we have to find a solution or attempt to minimize the impact of such activities.”