Silverstone Cargo Plane Crash Lands in Mogadishu (PHOTOS)

A Silverstone cargo plane on Saturday, September 19 crash-landed at Mogadishu’s Aden Adde International Airport.

The twin-engine cargo plane registered under 5YMHT, Fokker 50, is alleged to have slid off the runway and rammed into a concrete fence at the airport.

The cause of the accident has not yet been established.

A cargo plane crash landed in Somalia on Saturday September 19. Source: Twitter

At the time of publishing, no casualties had been reported. However, reports indicate that a number of crew members were injured.

Rescue teams have since been dispatched at the scene to deal with the incident.

A cargo plane crash landed in Somalia on Saturday September 19. Source: Twitter

Saturday’s crash comes almost a year after a plane also belonging to Silverstone Air crashed at Wilson Airport shortly after take-off on Friday, October 11, 2019.

Reports indicated that the plane that was leaving Nairobi for Lamu skidded off the runway.

“We can confirm that our Fokker 50, 5Y-IZO has had an incident while taking off at Wilson Airport at 9am this morning. The aircraft was operating the Wilson-Mombasa-Lamu-Mombasa-Wilson route,” Silverstone Air said in a statement at the time.

Passengers and crew were safely disembarked as authorities linking the crash to engine failure.

Silverstone plane departing for Mombasa crashed on the runway at Wilson Airport, Nairobi in 2019, with no fatalities reported. Source: Standard Digital
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