A report from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch in the UK has said that a serious incident at Belfast International airport could have been ‘catastrophic’.

The report says the Boeing 737 aircraft, owned by Sunwing Airlines, destined for Corfu in July 2017, failed to accelerate at the necessary speed and struck an approach light at the end of the runway at Belfast International Airport at Aldergrove.

It says that an outside air temperature of -52C was mistakenly entered into the flight management computer by a member of the aircraft crew, instead of the actual temperature of 16C.

-Noah Harte