•The aircraft, which was on a scheduled service of the Nairobi-Mombasa-Lamu route skidded off the runway as it prepared to take off from Wilson Airport at 9am today morning.
• The Fokker 50 is a turboprop-powered airliner, designed as a refinement of and successor to the highly successful Fokker F27 Friendship.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has praised emergency rescue teams stationed at Wilson Airport in Nairobi.
This was after their swift response following an accident involving a Silverstone Air operated Fokker 50 aircraft.
Uhuru at the same time wished quick recovery to passengers injured on the ill-fated aircraft.
According to preliminary information, the aircraft, which was on a scheduled service of the Nairobi-Mombasa-Lamu route skid off the runway as it prepared to take off from Wilson Airport at 9am on Friday morning.
Civil aviation authorities are investigating the incident with a view of not only establishing the cause of the mishap, but also putting in place measures to avoid similar incidents in future.