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Co-Pilot Andrew Cantle

CAPT. Michael Evans, Deputy Harbour Master Belfast

Yesterday morning, February 10, 2011 at 1000, there was a crash at Cork, Ireland Airport of a Manx2 Airline flight from Belfast, Ireland to Cork. Of the twelve (12) persons aboard the commuter flight six (6) were killed and six (6) survived of which four (4) have serious injuries. The aircraft was making its third attempt to land in heavy fog, NAUTICAL LOG has no knowledge of the Irish Flight Rules or the Cork Airport Rules but this does not seem the way to do things.

Amongst those killed was the Pilot, his Co-Pilot and a cousin, Brendan McAleese, to the husband of the President of Ireland. Co-Pilot Andrew Cantle was a volunteer in the RNLI, the Rescue Service of the coasts of the United Kingdom and Ireland, who had been on 65 rescues in RNLI service. Also on board and killed was CAPT. Michael Evans the Deputy Harbour Master in Belfast, Ireland.

NAUTICAL LOG would like to express to the families of those lost our deepest sympathies and to those injured the hope for a full recovery. To Mr. Cantle's family our sincere thanks for his service in the RNLI to seafarers.

Good Watch.

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