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Shore Guy
14th Oct 2006, 11:46
Should be at the end of every runway......

Link with video


EMAS fact sheet:


Rod's Plane Overruns Burbank Runway

BURBANK, October 13, 2006 - A private jet, carrying Yankees third baseman
Alex Rodriguez and six others, overran a runway at Bob Hope Airport on
Friday and was brought to a halt by an arresting system.

"I spoke to Alex. He's fine," agent Scott Boras said. None of the seven
people aboard were injured, federal officials said.

The Gulfstream G-II carried five passengers and two crew members, the
National Transportation Safety Board said in a statement from Washington,
D.C. It departed from Las Vegas earlier in the day.

The twin-engine jet was stopped by the Engineered Materials Arresting
System, a 200-foot-long stretch of pavement injected with air bubbles
designed to collapse under the weight of an aircraft as large as a Boeing
737 jet traveling as fast as 50 knots, airport spokesman Victor Gill said.
"It came to a pretty quick stop," Gill said.

Damage to the aircraft was minor, the NTSB said. An NTSB official was sent
to investigate the 11:35 a.m. incident. The board planned to retrieve the
cockpit voice recorder, gather radar data and evaluate how well the
arresting system worked.

There was no indication the jet's crew reported any problems before landing
or that the runway was wet, according to Tealeye Cornejo, an NTSB air safety investigator. Investigators will look into whether the jet already had
arrived and was taxiing at the time of the accident or whether it overshot
the runway upon landing, she said.

The aircraft, registered to a Wilmington, Del., corporation, approached from
the west and landed on one of the airport's two runways. The runway was
closed and reopened at 3:30 p.m. after the plane was moved, Gill said.

Bob Hope Airport, in the San Fernando Valley north of downtown Los Angeles,
is used by seven airlines and private aircraft.

A Southwest Airlines jet skidded off a runway and crashed through a concrete barrier at the airport in 2000, injuring 43 passengers and the captain. The Southwest flight from Las Vegas went too fast and descended at a steep angle when it landed, according to a NTSB report. That jet ended up on a city street near a gas station.

Friday's incident came just two days after Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle's
plane failed to execute a U-turn and slammed into the side of a high-rise in
Manhattan, killing Lidle and his flight instructor.


16th Oct 2006, 21:19
This really gets me thinking, how can a pilot at slow speeds miss a turn? He could have made a left turn down taxiway Alpha if he was slow enough or he could have turned right on the airline ramp. How can you forget to turn, and you see a a friggin fence and EMAS coming at you. Just my two cents