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.
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.
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.