February 10, 2011 | Mark Paradies

NTSB Press Release: NTSB SENDING TEAM TO ASSIST IRELAND IN METROLINER INVESTIGATION

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                      NTSB ADVISORY
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National Transportation Safety Board
Washington, DC 20594

February 10, 2011

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NTSB SENDING TEAM TO ASSIST IRELAND IN METROLINER
INVESTIGATION

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The National Transportation Safety Board is sending three
investigators to assist the Government of Ireland as it
investigates the crash of an airliner this morning.

At about 9:45 a.m. local time today, a Swearingen SA-227
Metroliner (Spanish registration EC-ITP), operated by
Flightline/Manx2 Air as flight 7100 from Belfast, Northern
Ireland, crashed after attempting a landing at Cork Airport,
Cork, Ireland. Twelve people were aboard the aircraft, and
there are reports of both fatalities and survivors.

NTSB senior air safety investigator Dan Bower has been
designated the U.S. Accredited Representative and is being
assisted by an NTSB systems investigator and an NTSB
operations investigator.  A Federal Aviation Administration
investigator is also joining the team.

Information about the progress of the investigation will be
released by the Air Accident Investigation Unit of Ireland,
+353 (0) 1-604-1293.

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