The aircraft-registered 5Y-NOP Dash 8300, lost its left wheel during the take-off. [Photo:Courtesy]

A Silverstone airplane from Lodwar to Nairobi was today forced to make an emergency landing in Eldoret.

This is after the aircraft-registered 5Y-NOP Dash 8300, lost its left wheel during the take-off in Lodwar. The plane was forced to divert to Eldoret International Airport for an emergency landing.

“We would like to confirm that earlier today our flight Dash 8 – 300 from Lodwar to Nairobi experienced an incident during takeoff and as a result, lost the number 3 wheel assembly,” a statement from the company read.

“Silverstone Air has activated its contingency plans and the customers affected were rebooked and have since landed safely in Nairobi,” added the airline.

This comes less than four weeks after another plane operated by Silverstone Air crashed on the runway at Wilson Airport in Nairobi.

The Lamu-bound plane had five crew members and 50 passengers on board, two of whom were injured during the crash.

Today’s incident caused mixed recations from Kenyans on Twitter (KOT). While some urged for the company to be given a break, a huge percentage weren’t pleased: