Small commuter aircraft crashes at Cork Airport, killing 6

43339.jpegSix people have died and six are injured 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, Sky News reports.

Police and local authorities have appealed to people who believe they may have known people on the flight to stay away from the airport to avoid clogging nearby roads.

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, Daily Mail informs.


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