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Eight people have died after a small commuter aircraft crashed at Cork Airport

Post  Annabel on Thu 10 Feb - 11:21

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11:23am UK, Thursday February 10, 2011
Reports: Eight Dead In Cork Plane Crash


Eight people have died after a small commuter aircraft crashed at Cork Airport on its way from Belfast, according to reports in Ireland.

A statement released by the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) said the Manx2 Avia Flight No FLT400C with 10 passengers and two crew had crashed on its third attempt at landing.

The airport has been closed following the crash, which happened at around 10am, but the IAA statement said it could not confirm details of injuries or fatalities.

It said: "The aircraft made an approach to Runway 17 in low vis conditions and went around and did not land and attempted a second landing on Runway 35.

"The aircraft then went around a second time and came back for an approach to Runway 17.

"On the second approach to Runway 17 the aircraft crashed, Rescue and Fire crew are in attendance.

"There is a fire and debris has been scattered onto the runway and over a wide area."

It added a investigation would be launched.

Manx2, a "virtual airline" that operates as a booking service for flights, has been operating the Belfast City to Cork route since October 2010

More information follows...

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Post  malena stool on Thu 10 Feb - 21:57

A tragedy...commiserations to all families concerned.

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Post  mumbles on Thu 10 Feb - 22:19

Yes, very sad indeed.

I also read that Martin McGuinness was due to take the flight but changed his plans at the last moment.

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Post  malena stool on Thu 10 Feb - 23:53

mumbles wrote:Yes, very sad indeed.

I also read that Martin McGuinness was due to take the flight but changed his plans at the last moment.
Really? Let's hope this was just a coincidence and the troubles aren't about to return..

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