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  1. C. Mike Hunt

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    Oct 28, 2007
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    Across from Halifax

    A accident with 'catastrophic' potential was narrowly avoided when a plane went hurtling through an approach light at the end of a runway, a report has found.

    The Canadian Boeing 737 was taking off from Belfast International Airport when a mistake by cabin crew meant its top speed was not hit - and take-off was prevented.

    Failing to fly at the required height the plane smashed into the light, but thanks to a lack of runway obstacles, was able to avoid hitting anything else.


    The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) only became aware of the serious incident on July 24, 2017 after the Transportation Safety Board in Canada informed the office.

    The aircraft operator, tour operator or aircraft commander did not tell the AAIB about the incident, despite having a legal duty to do so.

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