Some angry passengers of a Kumasi bound Starbow aircraft which skidded off the tarmac Saturday, are threatening legal action.
The airline and Ghana Airport Company claimed only one passenger got hurt because that person was not wearing seat belt when the accident happened.
But the angry passengers said that claim is false.
According to them, the airline after the incident, left them to their fate and they had to pay for their own medical bills after medical care at the Airport clinic.
Sixty three passengers and five crew members were on board the aircraft when the incident occurred.
There are reports the pilot defied poor weather warnings to take off.
Speaking on Adom News Sunday, a passenger who was onboard flight ATR72-500 with registration 9G-SBF, Kwame Obeng Agyeman expressed disappointment in the management of Starbow.
He explained that, claims by the airline that only one person sustained minor injuries is false.
The angry passenger noted that, majority of them are still covering from the trauma and others are also nursing their wounds.
“I have severe waste pain and headache due to the incident but when I went to the clinic I was asked to pay. Because I did not have cedis on me, I had to travel back to Kumasi before going to the hospital,” he said.
Mr. Obeng Agyemang said this inhumane treatment and discrimination from Starbow will not be swept under the carpet.
To make matters worse, he said Starbow is yet to refund their monies for the tickets they bought.
On the way forward, Mr. Obeng Agyemang revealed the passengers onboard the airline will seek legal action for the needed compensation.
Meanwhile, other angry passengers at the airport accused the airline of only seeking to make money and not caring about passengers’ welfare.
This is the third accident by Starbow in the last three years.
Sources also claim the aircraft involved in this particular accident was a used one brought in only about a week ago.