Despite the recent accident involving one of Starbow’s aircrafts in Tamale in the Northern Regional capital, the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority has given the domestic airline the green light to continue its operations.
The Deputy Director-General, Finance and Administration of the GCAA Abdullai Alhassan who disclosed this, explained: “We haven’t told them to stop, they can continue their operations”.
We have a comprehensive audit of all the airlines (domestic). As we all know accidents can happen, so we don’t want to put the blame on any aircraft or pilot until we finish investigations, he added.
“But they can still operate”, he stated. It is still unclear whether the Aviation Authority has received the preliminary reports on what caused the Starbow accident. This is after the GCAA dispatched a team of inspectors to commence with investigations into the accident.
Starbow has recorded two major close shave accidents in two years despite receiving an IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate for meeting modern operational safety requirements. There are calls for the regulator of the aviation sector to get tough and halt the operations of the company.