An investigation has been launched to probe the cause of the Cork plane crash in which six people were killed and six others were injured.

The Manx2 flight from Belfast to Cork overturned and burst into flames after landing on its third attempt.

The six men who died include Pat Cullinan from Belfast, Michael Evans from Belfast, Richard Noble from Derbyshire, England and Brendan McAleese from Ballymena, who was a cousin of the President’s husband Martin.

The Spanish pilot Jordi Lopez and the English co-pilot Andrew Cantle also died in the crash.

The investigation will be carried out by experts from Ireland, Britain, Spain and the US.

It is expected to take a few weeks to show what went wrong, although a final report will take more than a year to complete due to the legal and financial implications of the accident.

Manx2 Chairman Noel Hayes said he was committed to discovering what went wrong. He offered his condolences to those affected by the crash.