Fbm3rd From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 162 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3161 times:
This is quoted from an msnbc site about the SWA incident....
"The crushable concrete beds — called Engineered Material Arresting Systems — are installed at 18 runways at 14 airports. They have stopped dangerous overruns three times since May 1999 at Kennedy Airport in New York." http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10388519/
Which JFK incidents are they refering to (dates/air-craft/airline) and what are the 14 airports that have theses "buffer" zones.
There's also a photo of a Saab 340 that was snagged at JFK. A Fedex DC-10 was also snagged, as well as a 747 freighter (Polar or Atlas, I think). A search of www.aviation-safety.net could get you exact dates.