Resort flights go on after crash

Disaster: The wreckage is lifted off Cork Airport's runway
Disaster: The wreckage is lifted off Cork Airport's runway
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THE airline at the centre of a crash in which six people died will continue to fly from Blackpool, it has been confirmed.

Manx2 announced at the weekend it will end its service between Belfast and Cork – a fortnight after one of its flights crashed.

The company said it had carried out a review following the February 10 tragedy and would only continue to operate the Cork route for the another two weeks.

“All passengers booked to travel on the Belfast/Cork service on or after March 14 will be given a full refund”, the airline confirmed in a statement.

“All other flights including from Belfast to Blackpool, Isle of Man and Anglesey will continue as scheduled.”

Six people died and six others were injured when the Manx2 plane crashed on landing at Cork Airport in thick fog.

It is believed the plane touched down and a wing clipped the runway then the craft flipped over and landed on grass, before catching fire.

A preliminary accident report is expected in early March.

Online business Manx2 is known as a virtual airline, with the company insisting it is like a booking office or ticket provider. It sells seats on a plane but the craft is owned and operated separately.