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Commercial plane crashes in Kenyan capital but all said safe

October 11, 2019
Rescue teams attend the scene where a plane crashed while taking off from Wilson airport in Nairobi, Kenya Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. The operator Silverstone Air said all passengers and crew have safely disembarked with the cause of the crash not yet known. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
Rescue teams attend the scene where a plane crashed while taking off from Wilson airport in Nairobi, Kenya Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. The operator Silverstone Air said all passengers and crew have safely disembarked with the cause of the crash not yet known. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A small commercial plane has crashed while taking off from an airport in Kenya’s capital but operator Silverstone Air says all passengers and crew have safely disembarked.

It is not immediately clear how many people were on board when the crash occurred Friday morning at Nairobi’s Wilson Airport. The cause of the crash is not yet known.

Local media have reported some injuries as passengers were being evacuated from the scene.

The plane was meant to fly to the coastal city of Mombasa.

The airline says in a statement it is working with the authorities to assess the situation.