At least 41 people escaped death with a whisker after a plane crash-landed at Elwak Airstrip near Mandera, Kenya’s northeastern.
The Kenyan aircraft Dash, 8 Q100 series, is operated by Skyward Airlines.
The aircraft Reg 5Y –GRS skidded off the runway, damaging its propeller and landing gear.
It had departed Nairobi with a scheduled stopover at Elwak airstrip (Kenya), located at the Kenya-Somalia border.
The Wednesday incident came just a week after a plane crashed in the Ndabibi area in Naivasha, northwest of Nairobi, killing one person and injuring two others.
The plane was monitoring locust invasion when it crashed. The cause of the accident is yet to be established.
On June 24, a military chopper crashed and burst into flames in Kajiado county, killing 11 soldiers and injured 13 others.
The chopper was on a training mission.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.