November 12, 2019 / 11:51 AM / a month ago

Kenya's Silverstone Air suspends all flights

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya’s Silverstone Air is suspending all flights effective Nov. 12, it said on Tuesday, after an accident last month badly injured a woman and an incident in which a plane was forced to make an emergency landing after a wheel fell off.

The airline said it made the decision after the civil aviation authority suspended its fleet of Dash 8 aircraft. The authority launched an audit inspection of Silverstone following last month’s two incidents.

Silverstone operates multiple flights per day to the East African nation’s coastal destinations which are popular with foreign tourists.

Reporting by George Obulutsa; writing by Maggie Fick; editing by Jason Neely

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