A small plane travelling from Belfast has crashed in fog at Cork Airport.Cork County Council has said six people have been killed. Several others have been injured.
The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) said the Manx2 commuter flight crashed on the runway as it made a third attempt to land in low visibility shortly before 1000 GMT.
The IAA said there were 10 passengers and two crew onboard the plane.
The flight left George Best Belfast City Airport at 0812 GMT.
Rescue and Fire crews are at the scene of the crash.
Cork University Hospital has activated its major accident plan and an accident and emergency spokesman said they were awaiting casualties.
Manx Airlines has set up a special helpline on 028 90427004.
The IAA said the aircraft had caught fire and debris had been scattered over a wide area.
Tom O'Sullivan, from Cork Country Council, said: "The aircraft, was a light aircraft with 12 people on board.
"The current situation is that three fatalities have been removed. There were two seriously injured and one walking wounded. "
The accident will be investigated by the Air Accident Unit of the Department of Transport.