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Panic as plane’s wheel falls off midway, crash lands at Eldoret Airport

One of the wheels of the Silverstone aircraft which was forced to make an emergency landing at Eldoret International Airport on Monday, October 28, 2019.

By Mkarimu Media

A passenger aircraft operated by Silverstone was forced to make an emergency landing at Eldoret International Airport after it lost a wheel during take-off from the Lodwar airstrip on Monday, October 28.

News streaming in indicates that all passengers on board were not harmed in the horrifying ordeal.

The plane with only four passengers and five crew was heading to Nairobi but landed safely at the Eldoret airport without the tire and amid heightened emergency services.

This comes days after a Silverstone airline skidded off the runway of Wilson Airport.

The plane which had 50 passengers, skid off Wilson Airport as it prepared to take off to Lamu.

Images from the scene showed that the Fokker 50 aircraft plunged into a thicket, hitting some trees and breaking part of its wing, before being grounded, tilted to one side.

KAA in a statement posted on Twitter reported that only two passengers were slightly injured and that the Aircraft Accident Investigations Directorate under the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure and Urban Development had launched investigations to establish the cause of the accident.

Silverstone plane skids off at Wilson Airport during takeoff

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