Old Icelandic Fokker Skids Off Runway

A Fokker 50 passenger plane, which was formerly owned and operated by Air Iceland Connect (Flugfélag Íslands), was involved in an accident in Kenya on Friday.

The plane – which went by the name of Sigdís in Iceland – was one of four Fokkers operated by Air Iceland Connect. The plane was currently being operated by the Kenyan airline Silverstone Air Service.

The airplane was taking off from Wilson Airport in Nairobi and destined for the tourist town of Lamu via Mombasa City when it swerved off the runway. It passed through several trees before coming to a stop on a dirt road. At least two people were injured.