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Some victims of Cork plane crash named

The names of some of the victims of this morning’s fatal plane crash at Cork Airport have been released.

Image: Julien Behal/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Updated 21.15

SOME OF THE people who lost their lives in a plane crash at Cork Airport earlier today have been named.

One of the victims has been named as Brendan McAleese, who owned a business in Co Tyrone and was the first cousin of Dr Martin McAleese – the husband of President Mary McAleese, RTÉ reports.

Belfast-based accountancy firm KPMG have confirmed that another victim was a partner in the firm, Pat Cullinan, from Omagh in Tyrone. Terence O’Rourke, KPMG’s managing partner, paid tribute to his colleague. He told the Guardian:

Pat Cullinan was an extremely talented professional and a real gentleman. He was highly regarded by all of his colleagues and clients and his tragic and untimely death has come as a shock to everyone in the firm, especially to those in our Belfast office and to all who knew Pat as an exceptional friend and colleague.

Another man, named as Belfast’s Deputy Harbour Master Captain Michael Evans, lost his life in today’s crash. RTÉ reports that Captain Evans had been with Belfast Harbour since 2002 and was well-known in Northern Ireland’s commercial sector.

A further three people were killed in the crash. No details have yet been released about these victims.

Read: Cork plane crash survivor texts to say he’s “fine” >

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