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NTSB SENDING TEAM TO ASSIST IRELAND IN METROLINER INVESTIGATION

February 10, 2011

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 Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman has designated senior air safety investigator Dan Bower as the U.S. Accredited Representative. He 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 1-604-1293.

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