Draft report on Cork Airport crash will be sent to interested parties

Fri, Feb 8, 2013, 00:00

A draft report into an aircraft crash which claimed the lives of six people at Cork Airport in 2011 is currently being finalised, and will be sent to a number of interested parties for comments when it is completed, the Air Accident Investigation Unit confirmed yesterday.

In its second interim statement on the Manx2.com flight, which crashed at Cork Airport on February 10th 2011, the unit said the draft report would be issued to interested parties, who would then have 60 days to respond or comment on its findings.

The unit will then consider such comments before the final report into the crash, which happened when the Fairchild Metro III crashed as it attempted to land in heavy fog at Cork Airport, is made public.

"The sole purpose of this investigation is the prevention of aviation accidents and incidents; it is not the purpose of the investigation to apportion blame or liability," said the investigation unit in the interim statement, which is designed to update the investigation approaching the second anniversary of the crash.