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Tributes to President's relative who died in Cork air crash

Published 11/02/2011 | 11:45

A relative of the Irish President killed in the Cork air crash was a "true gentleman", his family said today.

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Brendan McAleese, 39, from close to Omagh, Co Tyrone, died in the accident at the city's airport yesterday morning. He was a cousin of President Mary McAleese's husband Martin.

Six people died and six more suffered injuries after's flight from Belfast crashed in thick fog.

A McAleese family statement said: "The impact of yesterday's tragedy has yet to sink in. Brendan was such a special character, a doting father, loving husband, son and brother, and a true gentleman to all who knew him."

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