Passengers, crew safe after Silverstone Air plane crash lands at Wilson

Passengers and crew of an aircraft that crash landed after takeoff at Wilson Airport have been safely disembarked and those with minor injuries attended to.

According to Silverstone Air the aircraft a Fokker 50 5y-IZO had an accident while taking off at Wilson airport at 9 am Friday morning.

The aircraft was operating the Wilson-Mombasa-Lamu-Mombasa-Wilson route and Silverstone are currently working with relevant authorities to assess the situation.

In a statement Silverstone Air expressed their gratitude to the emergency services at Wilson airport for their quick response and cooperation.

According to the Kenya Airports Authority, the plane veered off the runway while departing from Wilson Airport, Nairobi.

The aircraft which was destined for Lamu via Mombasa had 55 persons on board, 50 passengers and 5 crew members.

Two passengers were slightly injured and are said to have received appropriate medical attention.

The Aircraft Accident Investigations Directorate, under the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development, is carrying out investigations to establish the cause of the accident.




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