Kenyan flight crashes during takeoff from Nairobi, passengers, crew safe

Published on : Friday, October 11, 2019

NAIROBI: A small commercial plane belonging to domestic carrier, Silverstone Air, crashed while taking off from an airport in the Kenyan capital but the airline said all passengers and crew had safely disembarked.

 

It was not immediately clear how many people were on board when the plane crashed Friday morning at Nairobi’s Wilson Airport. The cause of the crash is also not known.
Local media have reported some injuries as passengers were being evacuated from the scene.

 

Silverstone Air confirmed the incident via a tweet Friday, saying its Fokker 50 turboprop had “an incident” while taking off from Wilson Airport at 9 a.m. local time. The plane was headed for the coastal city of Mombasa.

 

The airline said in a statement that it was working with the authorities to assess the situation.

Related Posts

Tags: ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

arrow2Follow TTW
 
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo

ADVERTISEMENT

  • 02 WTM London 2019
  • 18 HMIS 2019
  • 20 uzakrota Istanbul 2019
  • 22 DRT SHOW India 2019
  • 22 iitm 2020
  • 22 summitasia 2019
  • 30 PATA

TRAVEL INDUSTRY EVENTS

    1. DRT SHOW INDIA

      October 18 - October 20
    2. HICAP

      October 23 - October 25
    3. AviaDev Europe

      October 23 - October 25
    4. BANGLADESH INTERNATIONAL TOURISM FAIR

      October 24 - October 26
    5. ILTM CHINA

      October 30 - November 1
Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com