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Accident at Cork Airport

A Swearingen Metro III twin turboprop aircraft has crashed on landing at Cork Airport, killing six of the twelve onboard.

The Swearingen SA-227BC Metro III, operating for Manx2 on a scheduled flight from Belfast, crashed on landing at 0945Z on 10 February. Of the 10 passengers, 4 were killed, 4 injured and 2 walked away unscathed; both pilots were killed.

The aircraft made an approach to Runway 17 in fog but went around. The crew then attempted an approach to the reciprocal Runway 35, but again went around. A third approach was made back to Runway 17, but the aircraft crashed alongside a taxiway, coming to rest inverted and burning.

Weather at the time was reported as easterly at 5-8 kts, visibility 3-400 m in fog, with broken cloud at 100 ft.

Cork has ILS on both runways, but Cat II Low Visibility Procedures - which apply when the cloud ceiling is below 200 ft and visibility below 800 m - permit only the use of Runway 17.

Details from Aviation Safety Net below .

  • 11 February 2011
  • Irish Branch

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