A Fairchild Metroliner crashed in fog at Cork Airport in Ireland today, killing six people and injuring six more. There were 10 passengers and two pilots on board the 19-seat twin turboprop when it made its third attempt to land, having previously made two go-arounds on a flight from Belfast City Airport in Northern Ireland. The flight was operated by Isle of Man-based regional airline Manx2 using an aircraft leased from Spanish company Flightline BCN. It departed Belfast at 7:45 a.m. and had been due to land at 9 a.m. The crash, during which the aircraft reportedly inverted, happened just before 10 a.m. The Air Accident Investigation Unit of Ireland’s Department of Transport has begun an investigation.
Metroliner crashes in Ireland after attempts to land in fog
- February 10, 2011, 6:45 AM