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KCAA suspends Silverstone Airline’s Dash 8 fleet

Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) has suspended Silverstone Airline’s Dash 8 airplanes for a period of one week pending probe into their safety after a series mishaps in recent weeks.

On October 11, a Silverstone airplane veered off the runway at Wilson Airport on take off injuring some passengers. In another incident, another airplane had to make an emergency landing at Eldoret Airport after it lost one of its wheels on taking off at Lodwar Airport.

RELATED: Silverstone aircraft veers off the runway, no fatalities reported

The airline has a fleet capacity of 11 planes.

The airline in a statement posted on its social media platforms said, “Following the KCAA’s decision to suspend our Dash 8 fleet, we are temporarily suspending all scheduled services effective 12th November 2019.”

“During this period, we will continue to work with our customers to help minimze any disruptions to their travels,” read part of the statement.

The airline said it was planning to contact their clients to re-protect them. “The safety of our crew, passengers and aircraft remains our highest first priority,” concluded the statement.

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