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Irish airline Aer Lingus said it has diverted 16 flights to Shannon and canceled four others. Ryanair said it has diverted five flights to Shannon and canceled two others.

Bishop of Cork John Buckley comforted relatives of the dead and injured who had been in the terminal at the time of the crash. Bishop Buckley said he “offered them the prayers of all Irish people at this sad time.” was founded in 2006 and operates flights linking Ireland, Britain and the Isle of Man. It opened the Belfast-Cork route six months ago. describes itself as a “virtual” airline that doesn’t own its own aircraft or provide its own crews, but instead leases aircraft from several aircraft-leasing specialists. On its website it describes the Flightline-leased Metroliner that crashed as fast, comfortable and offering a window seat to every passenger.

Fairchild ceased manufacturing the Metroliner in 2001. Fairchild, best known for manufacturing the A-10 Thunderbolt “Warthog” ground-attack aircraft for the U.S. Air Force, was taken over by M7 Aerospace in 2003.