Commercial plane crashes in Kenyan capital but all safe

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A small commercial plane crashed while taking off from an airport in Kenya’s capital but operator Silverstone Air said all passengers and crew safely disembarked.

It is not immediately clear how many people were on board when the crash occurred yesterday morning at Nairobi’s Wilson Airport.

The cause of the crash is not yet known.

Local media have reported some injuries as passengers were being evacuated from the scene.

The plane was meant to fly to the coastal city of Mombasa. The airline said in a statement it is working with the authorities to assess the situation.

Silverstone Air airline aircraft, heading to Lamu via Mombasa is seen after it overran the runway on takeoff at Wilson Airport. PHOTO: AFP