Investigation begins at Cork Airport following crash
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Posted: 11 February 2011 | Mark Glover, Editor, International Airport Review | No comments yet
Teams from Ireland, the UK, Spain and the US are currently are currently onsite at Cork airport (ORK) to find out what caused a plane to crash there…
Teams from Ireland, the UK, Spain and the US are currently are currently onsite at Cork airport (ORK) to find out what caused a plane to crash there on Thursday (10th of February).
The wreckage remains at the scene with two flight recorders having already been taken from the plane. The aircraft, which was travelling from Belfast came down in thick for before bursting into flames. Six people died and six were injured.
Leo Murray from the Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) said that yesterday four investigators were on the scene an hour and a half after the accident.
“Late last night we were successful in recovering the so-called black boxes,” he said. “We’ve also impounded all the air traffic records at the airport.”
Things are unlikely to return to Normal at Cork airport until later on this afternoon (Friday the 12th) Flights were cancelled with some being diverted to Shannon Airport (SNN).