Safarilink Aviation Plane Skids Off Wilson Airport Runway, Tyre Bursts


Safarilink Aviation Aircraft Veers Off Wilson Airport Runway on Tuesday Evening. [Courtesy]

A Safarilink Aviation aircraft, registration 5Y-SLJ was on Tuesday evening involved in an incident.

The plane is said to have veered off the runway at Wilson Airport at around 6.25pm.

One of its tyres is said to have burst into flames as officials ran to the rescue.

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On board were 10 passengers. No injuries have been reported.

According to the airline, the wheel fell off due to a bearing failure.

“This was not an emergency landing. The aircraft was inspected, certified and released back to service,” Safarilink explained in a statement.

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“The aircraft was diverted to Eldoret Airport as a safety precaution and the pilot in command landed safely,” Safarilink said.

This comes a day after a Silverstone Aircraft was was forced to make an emergency landing in Eldoret, after it lost its left wheel while taking off in Lodwar.

Again on Sunday, an aircraft belonging to Silverstone hit and damaged another plane at the Wilson Airport.

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The aircraft, registration 5Y SMT Fooker 50 collided with an East African Air plane 5Y SSB Kingair at around 7.25am.

The airline is being probed.

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