Rawlings’ presidential plane nearly crashed in Paga – Rtd journalist

Former President Jerry John Rawlings

Ghana Broadcasting Corporation’s (GBC) retired journalist, Titus Teye Kitcher, who worked as a presidential correspondent during late President Jerry John Rawlings’ regime, has narrated how they narrowly escaped a plane crash in Paga in the Upper East Region.

In an exclusive interview with Solomon Mensah, host of YouTube based talk show ‘Talk to Solomon’, Mr. Kitcher said that the presidential press corps had accompanied President Rawlings to launch the Northern Electrification Project in Bolgatanga, Upper East, and that their plane was given the green light to land on an airstrip in Paga. “Cattle came out of the bush, so we had to abort the landing. The plane shot into the air and so, the engines went off,” he said.

The veteran journalist said that at that moment he literally saw death knocking on the doors of the plane. “One could hear the Muslims calling [on] Jesus and the Christians calling Allah. It was scary; real scary,” he added.

Teye Kitcher said that the former President quickly went inside the cockpit to ascertain for himself what was happening.

See below for the full interview.

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