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Timeline: Cork airport crash

A timeline of events at Cork airport where six people are so far confirmed dead with six others injured.

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A TIMELINE OF events from the Cork airport crash is beginning to emerge as six people have been confirmed dead with six others taken to hospital.

Here is what we know so far:

8.12am – A Manx2 airline flight number BPS 7100 takes off from Belfast City Airport with 10 passengers and two crew, a pilot and co-pilot, on board.

9.10am – The plane was due to land at Cork airport, according to the Irish Aviation Authority.

9.50am – Heavy fog around the airport made visibility very poor and delayed the landing. The plane makes two attempts to land before it crashes on its third approach on the western side of runway 17.

10.18am – Cork Airport Major Emergency Plan was activated with emergency services diverted to the scene. Eight ambulances and a number of fire engines made their way towards the airport.

10.35am - Cork University Hospital put out a major incident alert.

10.40am - The fire on board the plane is extinguished but the aircraft remains upside down with its nose dug into the ground. All casualties are taken to Cork University Hospital

11.04am – The airport’s emergency plan is stood down.

11.36am -  Cork County Council confirms that six people have died and six others have been taken to hospital.

Four of the six have serious injuries with the other two suffering soft tissue injuries according to Cork University Hospital.

Cork airport remains closed until 6pm.

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