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Silverstone Air denies new plane mishap at Nairobi airport claim by Kenyans online

by Robert Mwangi
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November has begun on a low note for Silverstone Air, whose planes have been involved in two accidents in the recent past, with some Kenyans on online demanding explanations.

For the better part of the morning of 5th November, Kenyans on Twitter (KOT) claimed that another of the airline’s planes had made an emergency landing at Wilson Airport, Nairobi, shortly after take-off when one of its tyres allegedly caught fire.
In response, the airline termed the claim as malicious.

“We can confirm that none of our aircraft has had such an incident as per the fake news circulating on social media,” Silverstone said in a tweet.

Last month, two of the airline’s aircraft were involved minor accidents. One crash-landed immediately after taking off from Wilson Airport, injuring several passengers, while the other made an emergency landing at Eldoret International Airport after one of its wheels came off.

Responding to allegations of poor maintenance, airline official
Sheila Muturi said that many Kenyans were ignorant about how aircraft operate.

Silverstone Air, a privately owned airline, serves eight destinations, flying between Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu.

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