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Manx2 release statement following fatal plane crash

Thu, 10 Feb 2011

Manx.2 has released a statement following the plane crash in the Republic of Ireland which left six dead.

It reads, "The aircraft was carrying ten passengers and two crew members - a captain and a co-pilot.   The aircraft involved was a Metro Liner leased from Flightline BCN in Spain.
The aircraft left Belfast City Airport at 07:50am this morning and was due to land in Cork at 09:00am.
Due to weather conditions at Cork Airport the aircraft tried to land twice, and the incident took place on its third approach.
We are working with all relevant authorities to establish what happened.
We would like to express our sincere sympathies to the families of those who lost their lives in this tragic accident.
Additional updates will follow from as emergency services tend to the scene."


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