SILVERSTONE Kenya plane crash-lands at the Aden Abdulle in Mogadishu. Silverstone Air Fokker 50 (5Y-MHT, built 1989) was damaged beyond repair when it veered off runway impacting a perimeter wall at Mogadishu Intl Airport (HCMM), Somalia. There were no casualties on the cargo aircraft that was supposed to fly to Beledweyne.
Somali officials say the WORN-OUT tyres may have caused crash. Company officials have denied they were using RE-TREAD tyres. Pilots have denied falling ASLEEP while flying. The Plane has denied it is too OLD to fly, the plane was 31 year old.
In October 2019, a plane operated by the local carrier crash-landed after losing one of its wheels.
The aircraft, a Dash 8 300, with registration number 5Y-NOP was headed to Nairobi from Lodwar when one of its tyres fell off during take-off forcing the pilot to crash-land at Eldoret International Airport in Uasin Gishu County.
A few hours before the aforementioned incident, yet another aircraft hit and damaged another plane at the Wilson Airport in Nairobi.
In a separate incident in the same month, a plane operated by the carrier skidded off the runway and crashed shortly after take-off leaving at least nine passengers with injuries.
The aircraft that was headed to Lamu crashed shortly after takeoff due to overloading and disregard to the safety regulations at the airport.
In November, Silverstone Air management served its employees with redundancy notices following a decision by the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) to suspend its Dash-8 planes.