Cork Airport: Ireland Plane Crash Took Six Lives And Six Wounded

By on Feb 10, 2011 in Europe, Travel, World Comments
Ireland Plane Crash At Cork Airport

Ireland Plane Crash At Cork Airport
Image Credit: Belfasttelegraph.co.uk

A plane crash in Cork Airport in southwest Ireland has been reported on Thursday allegedly due to heavy fog. It is a small commuter plane carrying 12 people when it crashed, CBC news reported.

According to reports, the plane was trying to land in a heavy fog at Cork Airport. It was reported that six people were killed while the rest were wounded.

Irish Aviation Authority said that the fog was so thick that the aircraft made at least two attempts to land before crashing on the third attempt.

“The visibility was so bad that the tower was not in position to see the aircraft when it impacted,” Authority chief executive Eamonn Brennan said.

Meanwhile, air accident unit of the Department of Transport will investigate the incident. Cork Airport was closed for the mean time and all incoming flights were being diverted to Shannon and Dublin, Ireland’s two larger airports.

The aircraft was said to be a Metroliner, a 19-seat turboprop operated by Isle of Man-based airline Manx2 carrying 10 passengers and two crew members.



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