Salaam F70 Suffers Taxiway Excursion at Nairobi-Wilson Airport

Nosewheel of Salaam Air D70 aircraft bogged in mud at Nairobi Wilson Airport
Photo Credit: Omwamba via Twitter/X

A Salaam Air/Renegade Air Fokker D70 regional twinjet, registered 5Y-MMB, has been involved in a landing incident in Kenya on 26 March.

Whilst full details remain sketchy, the regional jet reportedly suffered a taxiway excursion after landing at Nairobi-Wilson Airport (WIL).

Taxiway Excursion after Landing

The aircraft’s point of departure is not clear, however it appears that the twinjet commuter aircraft experienced the taxiway excursion when turning off the runway after landing.

Photographs subsequently posted to social media show that the aircraft’s nose landing gear became bogged in mud and soft ground.

Reports indicate no injuries and that passengers safely disembarked the aircraft through the main entrance door.

The incident at the regional airport did not appear to disrupt flight operations.

Fokker D70, registered 5Y-MMB, is a 28.5 year old regional jet belonging to Salaam air express and operated by Renegade Air

About Nairobi Wilson Airport

Nairobi-Wilson Airport (IATA: WIL) is an airport located in Nairobi, Kenya. It is the second-busiest airport in Kenya in terms of aircraft movement, with mostly domestic flights serving regional destinations within Kenya.

Kreuzschnabel, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Some of the popular destinations include Maasai Mara, Mombasa, Amboseli, Lamu, Kilimanjaro Diani, Lokichogio and Nanyuki. International destinations account for only about 10% of the traffic.

Here’s some additional information about the airport:

  • Founded in 1927
  • Located 4 kilometers south of Nairobi’s central business district
  • Owned and operated by the Kenya Airports Authority
  • Hub for several domestic airlines including Safarilink Aviation, Airkenya Express, Renegade Air, Silverstone Air, and Fly540

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