Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Cyprian Is Nyakundi


Safety Incidents Crash Silverstone Air


Silverstone Air Services Limited is set to wind up its operations in the country following a spate of incidents that cast doubts on the budget carrier’s air safety.

On Tuesday, the airline issued a one-month redundancy notice effective November 18 to its pilots and crew as it plans to close shop following the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority’s (KCAA) decision to ground its Dash 8 fleet for a week.

“Silverstone Air Services Limited has become redundant. This decision has been made as a result of the recent decision by KCAA, thereby grounding our passenger services,” Silverstone told its pilots

“This has resulted in irreparable damage to the company’s brand equity as evidenced by mass cancellations of tickets. The company cannot, therefore, continue to operate commercially,” added Silverstone in the statement.

Silverstone further assured its staff that its decision has nothing to do with their productivity.

On October 28, KCAA suspended the carrier’s operations after a plane, a bombardier Dash 8-300, registration number 5YBWG belonging to Silverstone Air was forced to make an emergency landing at the Eldoret International Airport after a tire fell off shortly after takeoff from Lodwar Airstrip in Turkana County.

Days before that, a Silverstone aircraft (5Y-SMT) clipped an EASSAX aircraft at Wilson Airport shortly before takeoff.

On October 11, a Lamu bound Silverstone aircraft (5Y-IZO) carrying 50 passengers crashed at Wilson Airport. There were no fatalities.

See Also: KCAA Probing Silverstone Air Over Security Incidents


Source link

Would you like to get published on this Popular Blog? You can now email Cyprian Nyakundi any breaking news, Exposes, story ideas, human interest articles or interesting videos on: [email protected] Videos and pictures can be sent to +254 710 280 973 on WhatsApp, Signal and Telegram.



Click to comment


You May Also Like


*Editor’s Note: This open letter to Safaricom has been published as received. No redactions have taken place to avoid legal issues pending a court...


  These pictures you are about to view calls to heart the need to be extremely careful about what you do in the  secret...


This is an intervention for Victoria Rubadiri so as to help her revert back to factory settings. We notice your slow drift away into...


Caption : Edwin Kigen Who was Murdered in Madaraka Estate. We demand for answers from Boinnet ! Another young man may have been brutally assaulted and...

Copyright © 2020 Cyprian Is Nyakundi.