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Manx2 Crash in Cork

Post by EchoVictorOscar on Thu 10 Feb 2011 - 11:51

Some very sad news close to home. A commuter Manx2 flight from Belfast has crashed in Cork in fog. Reports that 8 people have died RIP

http://www.rte.ie/news/2011/0210/cork.html

Update 11:29: Latest reports of 5 fatalities & 7 injuries. Earlier reports that two passengers were trapped & that 4 people had walked away from the wreckage.


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Re: Manx2 Crash in Cork

Post by EchoVictorOscar on Thu 10 Feb 2011 - 12:57

http://twitpic.com/3y9kf8/full

Image of the scene from Twitpic

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Re: Manx2 Crash in Cork

Post by Ryanairflyer on Thu 10 Feb 2011 - 13:39

Very sad(R.I.P).
The aircraft was a Fairchild Metroliner, a 19-seat turboprop aircraft manufactured in San Antonio, Texas, in 1992,fitted with ILS(instrument landing system)
ORK Runways are cat1 and 2 so should have been ok for the weather conditions if within the limit at the time but even tower could not see the plane when it hit, they could only hear the bang,sounds like cat3 was more apt but it is not available at cork.
Weather will be priority and a possible diversion-questions for Air Traffic control.

Category I (CAT I) – A precision instrument approach and landing with a decision height not lower than 200 feet (61 m) above touchdown zone elevation and with either a visibility not less than 800 meters (2,625 ft) or a runway visual range not less than 550 meters (1,804 ft).

Category II (CAT II) – A precision instrument approach and landing with a decision height lower than 200 feet (61 m) above touchdown zone elevation but not lower than 100 feet (30 m), and a runway visual range not less than 300 meters (984 ft) for aircraft category A, B, C and not less than 350 meters (1,148 ft)
Aircraft was on approach for Runway17
Runway 1: Heading Runway 17/35, 2 133m (6 998ft), 063/R/C/W/T, ICAO Cat. 2, Aircraft size max: B747, ILS


Numerous attempts to land first on R17 then on R35 and the last again on R17 and was left in a holding pattern for 20 minutes I am sure will be a discussion point, it is too early for any to comment but there must have been lenghty communications with tower (ATC) so hopefully answers for the families will be sooner rather than later.
Passengers walking away incredible.


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Re: Manx2 Crash in Cork

Post by atoutprix on Thu 10 Feb 2011 - 17:03

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Re: Manx2 Crash in Cork

Post by EchoVictorOscar on Sat 12 Feb 2011 - 0:22

Cork is now re-opened, the wreckage has been removed & investigations are underway by Irish, Spanish & UK authorities and also by the NTSB.

2 of the survivors were discharged from hospital while the other four remain under observation.

For those who lost their lives, may they rest in peace.

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