Lamu-bound aircraft crashes minutes after take-off

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Lamu-bound Silverstone aircraft crashes minutes after take-off from Wilson Airport

A Lamu-bound Silverstone aircraft on Friday morning crashed to the ground as it attempted to take off from Wilson Airport.

The craft had 56 passengers and crew on-board and was expected to fly to Mombasa then Lamu and back to Mombasa then Wilson Airport.

Reports indicate that all passengers and crew were rescued out of the craft with injuries and no casualties have been reported.

Statement from Silverstone Air after crash

A statement released by Silverstone Air confirmed the reports adding that the airline had started investigations into what may have taken place.

"We are currently working with the relevant authorities to assess the situation.

"We thank the emergency services at the Wilson Airport for the quick response and cooperation," the statement read in part.

A pilot who spoke to reporters suggested that the plane's two engines may have failed at around 9 a.m.


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