DINN, Ireland — A Dublin developer who was a part of a web development team that developed the Dublin City Council’s website was killed in a plane crash near his home in northern Ireland on Friday.
Police said the pilot of the aircraft, whose identity was not immediately released, was reported missing shortly before midnight.
Police Chief Inspector Peter Brennan said the plane, which was carrying a company from Dublin to New York, crashed on the coast of Co Cork, near the city’s airport.
Police are investigating the cause of the crash, which happened in the early hours of Friday.
An official at the Irish Aviation Authority said the airplane, with Irish registration A738-GXF, was on its way to the U.S. from New York and had a crew of five.
The airline confirmed to CNN that the pilot was a member of the flight crew.
Brennan said the flight was scheduled to land at the Dublin Airport on Saturday morning and would not be available for air traffic control for a couple of hours.
A spokesman for the FAA said that the company that operates the airport had contacted the FAA about the crash.
Benny McCarthy, a spokesman for Dublin City Mayor Eamon Gilmore, told CNN the city was in “total shock” and called the pilot’s death a “tragic accident.”