Silverstone F50 at Nairobi on Oct 11th 2019, overran runway on rejected takeoff

Last Update: March 24, 2020 / 15:02:50 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 11, 2019

Classification
Accident

Destination
Mombasa, Kenya

Aircraft Registration
5Y-IZO

Aircraft Type
Fokker 50

ICAO Type Designator
F50

A Silverstone Air Services Fokker 50, registration 5Y-IZO performing flight K5-620 from Nairobi Wilson to Mombasa (Kenya) with 50 passengers and 5 crew, was accelerating for takeoff from Wilson Airport's runway 14 at about 09:00L but overran the end of the runway and came to a stop in a ditch entangled with bushes about 270 meters past the runway end. Three passengers received serious injuries, the aircraft received substantial damage.

Kenya's Airport Authority reported two passengers received minor injuries, when the aircraft with 50 passengers and 5 crew departing for Lamu via Mombasa went off the runway during departure.

The airline confirmed an incident at Wilson Airport and stated, passengers and crew disembarked safely.

A passenger reported they were just about to take off at high speed when the crew noticed some issue and rejected takeoff.

On Oct 12th 2019 one of the injured passengers is still in stationary hospital care with a left arm injury, the doctors decribe her condition as stable, she is out of danger.

On Mar 24th 2020 the Onderzoeksraad (Dutch Safety Board DSB) reported in their quarterly bulletin for Q4 2019, that three passengers received serious injuries when the aircraft went past the end of the runway and received substantial damage. Kenya's AAID is investigating the accident.

Metars:
HKNW 110800Z 07008KT 9999 BKN022 20/15 Q1021=
HKNW 110700Z 06014KT 9999 BKN021 19/16 Q1022=
HKNW 110600Z 09012KT 9999 BKN020 18/16 Q1022=
HKNW 110500Z 07008KT 9999 OVC018 17/16 Q1021=
HKNW 110400Z 07010KT 9999 OVC018 16/16 Q1020=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 11, 2019

Classification
Accident

Destination
Mombasa, Kenya

Aircraft Registration
5Y-IZO

Aircraft Type
Fokker 50

ICAO Type Designator
F50

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