Fly 540 plane comes off runway at Eldoret


Reports from Kenya speak of a runway incident at Eldorets International Airport yesterday morning, when a Fly 540 plane reportedly veered off the runway, fortunately not injuring any of the passengers on board, all of whom escaped a potential tragedy by a whisker.
Kenyas Civil Aviation Authority has according to the source in Nairobi started to investigate the incident to establish if pilot error or a technical failure were responsible for the plane coming off the runway, or if any contributory factors like runway conditions or weather could have played a role.
While Fly540 did not have any accidents with passenger aircraft in the past, two of their F27 freighters crashed in recent years, a record which will undoubtedly be looked at afresh by the KCAA team now put into place to get to the bottom of this latest incident involving a Fly 540 aircraft. Watch this space for regular and breaking aviation news from the Eastern African region.