A Garda Superintendent has now confirmed that six people have died at this morning's aircraft crash at Cork Airport.
Airport spokesperson Kevin Cullinane said the plane that crashed was flight number NM7100 flying from Belfast to Cork which was due to arrive at 9.45am and had 10 passengers and two crew members on board.
Family members of passengers are being looked after by airport staff.
The airport has implemented its emergency plan and will be closed for the foreseeable future.
Passengers should check with airlines as flights are being diverted to all local airports, primarily to Shannon and Kerry Airports.
Gardaí have closed all approach roads.