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. PHOTO|COURTESY
An airplane operated by Silverstone Air was forced to make an emergency landing in Eldoret’s Moi International Airport on Monday after a wheel fell off during take-off.
Uasin Gishu County Police Commander Johnston Ipara confirmed that 5 passengers and 4 crew onboard the aircraft from Lodwar safely disembarked.
He said police and aviation authorities are assessing the circumstances that led to the situation.
“The technical problem was that one of the tires on the aircraft’s rear dropped as the aircraft was taking off. But through the high training the pilot has undergone he was able to land safely and in a professional way.”
“I want to inform Kenyans no one was injured, all of them walked out majestically humbly.” added Ipara
Officials of the company said they would issue an official statement on the incident.