Silverstone Air flight skids off runway

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The aircraft (pictured) was heading to Lamu, according to airport officials/COURTESY
The aircraft (pictured) was heading to the coast of Kenya according to airport officials-Picture courtesy

Reports indicate that a plane operated by Silverstone has crashed outside Wilson Airport shortly after take-off.

Airline officials confirmed at a press briefing near the site of the incident that nine of the plane’s 50 passengers were injured during the crash.

Several passengers were rushed to various city hospitals after sustaining injuries in the incident that took place on Friday at 9.00 am local time in Nairobi.

 

All the other passengers were safely evacuated from the airplane. There were no fatalities reported.

According to official reports, the aircraft was heading to the coastal parts of Kenya, Mombasa approximately 488 kilometers and 303 miles from Kenya’s capital Nairobi.

Witnesses say the aircraft skidded off and crashed on the runway during take-off  Mombasa on Friday morning.

SilverstoneAir the company operating the plane released a statement confirming the incident. They said they are working with the authorities to assess the situation.

 

 

 

 

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