A commuter plane crashed in the Irish Sea.
Source RTE 1 / 4 The aircraft, a Boeing 737-800, was travelling from Larnaca, Co Galway to Dublin.
It landed in the sea.
The pilot of the aircraft, Ryan Brennan, said he was returning to the city for work.
He told Irish radio station RTÉ he had a problem with the engine.
A spokeswoman for the Department of Transport said: “The accident is currently under investigation.”
An official with the Department for Transport said the plane had made an emergency landing on the Shannon coast and had been recovered by the National Maritime Safety Authority.
The airline said it was “deeply saddened by this tragic accident”.
A spokesman for Air France-KLM said: ”We are deeply saddened by the loss of a flight crew member and are cooperating fully with authorities in their investigation.
The loss of such a life is deeply shocking.
We will not tolerate such actions in any capacity.
“A spokeswoman said the airline would “work with authorities to support the crew member”.
Irish authorities said they were working to establish what had happened.
The spokesman for Irish Airports Authority said: ‘We are in contact with the local authorities as part of the investigation.
‘We want to make sure that all the information is forthcoming so that the airline can respond to the situation.
‘Our priority is the safety of the airline and our customers.
We have already received a number of complaints about this particular incident.’
An official from the Irish Airline Pilots Association said it did not believe there was a security breach.
‘There’s no reason why a pilot should have lost control of a jetliner in the Shannon Sea,’ he said.
He added that the plane was operated by an American company.
A plane was taken off the ground in Larnac on Saturday after the plane crash.
The accident is still under investigation.
Source: RTÉ News