Report Into Cork Air Crash Published

REPORT INTO CORK AIR CRASH PUBLISHED

A report into the 2011 Cork air crash in which 6 people were killed has identified systemic deficiencies in pilot training and scheduling of crew as significant factors.

The report also cites fatigue on the part of flight crew members.

It finds there was a probable loss of control during a ‘go around ‘ as the aircraft made a third attempt at landing in thick fog.

At 10 to 10 on the 10th of February 2011, a Manx 2 flight from Belfast crashed onto the runway at Cork Airport as it was attempting a third approach in foggy conditions.

This final report from the Air Accident Investigation Unit finds that control of the aircraft was lost during this procedure.

Six people died, including both pilots. Four passengers were seriously injured and two received minor injuries.

The AAIU lists a number of significant factors – including continuing the approach in visibility below the required level, tiredness and fatigue on the part of the Flight Crew members as well as inappropriate pairing of crew members,

It also finds Systemic deficiencies at the operational, organisational and regulatory levels including pilot training, scheduling of flight crews, maintenance and inadequate oversight of the operation by the Operator and the State of Registration.

A total of 11 Safety Recommendations are now being forwarded to various entities arising from this three year long investigation – the most complex the AAIU has ever undertaken.

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