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Seven Silverstone Airline planes grounded by KCAA

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The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority, KCAA has grounded seven airplanes belonging to troubled Silverstone Airlines.

The decision by KCAA follows recent incidents and accidents involved by the airline calling for an audit.

Also impacted by the regulator’s ax was Safe Air who mainly deals with cargo transport as well as Aloft who deal with Hot air balloons.

Appearing before the parliamentary committee, KCAA general manager Gilbert Kibe backed up his decision citing the various incidents recording by the said companies.

He also defended his action on Silverstone citing that it was not on personal grounds but it was general decision affecting other airlines.

Just recently the airline saw one of its planes drop a wheel on its way from Lodwar forcing an emergy landing at Eldoret International Airport.

Before that, another one of their plane crash landed minutes after take-off from Wilson Airport luckily no one was hurt during the incident.

The recent developments prompted the UK government to issue travel advisory on their citizens who uses airplanes from Wilson Airport.

Silverstone, on the other hand, halted four of its flights citing economic challenges from the routes.

Berryl Achieng
Kenyan news interests me a lot but I also keep tabs on other news making headlines in Africa and around the world.


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