28th January 2014
Manx2.com statement on AAIB Final Cork report.
We welcome the Final Report published today by the Air Accident Investigation Unit of the Irish Department of Transport (AAIU) which conducted a full and very detailed investigation into the crash in February 2011 of flight NM 7100 from Belfast to Cork, which was operated by Flightline BCN ('the Operator' as referenced in today's report).
The devastating impact of the tragic accident at Cork three years ago is not something that the passing of time has diminished and the thoughts and sympathies of all those involved are first and foremost with the families of those who lost their lives and those who were injured.
Manx2 ceased trading in December 2012 but the former Directors and employees of Manx2 continued to give the AAIB and the AAIU their fullest co-operation throughout the three years of the investigation to ensure that the full facts could be determined and any lessons learned to improve future air safety.
Manx2 contracted all the flying to EU airlines licensed and required, as was the Operator, to operate in compliance with the stringent standards and controls of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), recognised to be among the most stringent in the world, under the oversight of their national aviation safety authorities. Unfortunately, the report is clear that the prime causes of the accident were decisions made by the Flightline crew in adverse weather conditions, compounded by inappropriate crew rostering by the Operator and a significant lack of oversight by the Spanish air safety authority.
The Operator of the Flight was Flightline BCN Riera de Tena 18-20,
Tel: +34 934359940
Fax: +34 933473634 http://flightlinebcn.com
The Owner is Lineas Aereas de Andalucia. (Manager:Javier Sanchez Candela).
The Safety Regulator is AESA, Avenida General Peron, 28020, Madrid, Spain. (+34) 91 396 80 00 (+34) 91 396 81 00 www.seguridadaerea.gob.es
All enquiries regarding Manx2 should be addressed to the liquidators, Browne Craine and Co. of Peel Road, Douglas, IM1 5EP +44 (0) 1624 629369 www.brownecraine.com