A private helicopter transporting a consignment of gold from Chirano Gold mine, near Bibiani in the Western Region to Accra, was forced to land in a maize farm at Kumikrom, near Asamankese in the Eastern Region.
According to the police at Asamankese, the incident happened at about 12:25 pm on Monday, July 24, after the helicopter developed a mechanical fault.
There were four crew members aboard the helicopter namely Capt. Abdul Salam, Gifty Danso, a Customs Officer, David Fosu and Adjei Kumi Enock.
According to the police at Asamankese, another helicopter arrived later, transferred the boxes of gold to Accra and carried the distressed crew.
The faulty helicopter has however been left at the scene under Yanowa Police guard.