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Safarilink plane skids off runway at Wilson Airport- photos

By Mercy Asamba | October 29th 2019

A Safarilink plane, registration 5Y-SLJ, on Tuesday evening skidded off the runway at Wilson Airport, Nairobi.

The Safarilink aviation, in a statement confirmed the 6.20pm incident saying no injuries were reported.

“Our aircraft a Cessna Caravan C208 registration 5Y-SLJ had a tyre burst on landing at Wilson Airport at 6.20pm. We can confirm that there were no injuries and that the aircraft was procedurally removed from the runway,” read part of the statement.

The flight from Lamu had 10 passengers and two crew on board.

The management of Safarilink further stated Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) team had inspected the aircraft and confirmed the tyre burst.

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The incident comes a day after a Silverstone plane made an emergency landing at Eldoret International Airport after one of its rear wheels detached as it took off from Lodwar Airstrip in Turkana County.

The wheel is said to have dropped off the plane as it took off prompting members of the public to collect it to the Lodwar Airstrip manager’s office.

The plane with four passengers and five crew landed safely at Eldoret International Airport.

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