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Co-pilot was RNLI hero.

THE British co-pilot killed in the Cork Airport plane crash had helped rescue 66 people as a lifeboat volunteer.

Andrew Cantle, 27, died when the Manx2 flight from Belfast came down in thick fog on Thursday.

Before he became a pilot, Andrew spent eight years in Sunderland RNLI. He had only been with Manx2 for a few months when he was killed alongside five other people.

The RNLI said he had taken part in 65 emergency missions and helped rescue 66 people.

Senior helmsman Paul Nicholson said: "Everyone involved with the lifeboat station is in total shock."

Yesterday, investigators examined the wreckage of the plane and the crash site.

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