Dennis Okari laments potholes at Wilson Airport after Silverstone accident

By Vincent Kejitan | Friday, Oct 11th 2019 at 11:14
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NTV investigative journalist Dennis Okari on Friday morning revealed that he was on board a Silverstone Aircraft that was Eldoret bound and their pilot had to dodge potholes before taking off.

Okari also mentioned that he met some of the passengers who boarded the Mombasa bound plane that veered off the runway and crashed.

He added that the runway was slippery and they had a difficult time navigating past the potholes.

“I was on board @silverstoneair in the morning at 7:15am - Eldoret and met some of the passengers on that flight to Mombasa.

“The runway was very wet but what struck me was the potholes. Our pilot was literally dodging them as we taxied.

“We hit two of them hard,” he wrote.

Silverstone Air released a statement following the Friday morning accident stating, "We can confrim that our Fokker 50, 5Y-IZO, had an incident while taking off at 9:00AM ... The passengers and crew have been safely disembarked and we are currently working with the relevant authorities to assess the situation."

The aircraft had 55 people on board (50 passengers and 5 crew).

According to the Kenya Airports Authority, two passengers were slightly injured and are receiving treatment.

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