Irish Airport Closes after Commuter Plane Crash

9 February 2011 (Last Updated February 9th, 2011 18:30)

Cork Airport in the Republic of Ireland has closed after a commuter plane crash-landed there just before 10am GMT. Eight people are believed to be dead. The Manx2 commuter flight was en route from Belfast, Northern Ireland, when it crash-landed in fog, reports RTE News. The airlin

Cork Airport in the Republic of Ireland has closed after a commuter plane crash-landed there just before 10am GMT. Eight people are believed to be dead.

The Manx2 commuter flight was en route from Belfast, Northern Ireland, when it crash-landed in fog, reports RTE News.

The airline was carrying ten passengers and two members of crew.

The Aviation Authority said the aircraft made two attempts to land before it burst into flames.

The Irish Aviation Authority warned that emergency personnel have yet to confirm the number of dead or injured.