The National Transportation Safety Board has sent an
investigator to the scene of today's runway overrun of a
Gulfstream G-II (N113AR) at Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena
Airport, Burbank, California. The aircraft, carrying five
passengers and two crewmembers, overran runway eight and was
stopped by an Engineered Materials Arresting System (EMAS).
There were no injuries to those onboard and minor damage to
The Safety Board will retrieve the airplane's cockpit voice
recorder, gather radar data, and evaluate the performance of
the EMAS system during this incident.
The Safety Board has made recommendations regarding airport
runway safety areas and is interested in examining the
performance of EMAS.
NTSB Public Affairs, Terry N. Williams: (202) 314-6100
KELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6264 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 5388 times:
Is this the same runway @ BUR that the WN flight went off the end off of in 2000? If so, is the addition of an EMAS area new? I would imagine that there's only so much an EMAS area can do for you...sounds like it worked in this case.
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This hasn't been a good week for Yankees baseball players and aviation.
Purely coincidental events, and certainly not comparable as far as the outcomes. Yet, the media loves to link things...
True, but I can't deny that the Yankees and airplanes haven't gotten along too well this week.
Quoting HPLASOps (Reply 13): Glad to see that the EMAS system is better at stopping things than Rodriguez is at 3rd base! Think Steinbrenner will think about spending $20 mil on a patch of collapsable concrete to play 3rd base?
Can the EMAS swing a bat?
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N1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26196 posts, RR: 76
Reply 19, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 4875 times:
Quoting Boston92 (Reply 18): Still, the EMAS would have helped, and maybe would have reduced injuries.
You need to re-read what I posted. EMAS is designed to stop a 737 going FASTER than the WN 737 was going when it went off the runway. EMAS would have completely stopped the WN 737, and quite possibly prevented it's write off. Further, there were very few injuries in that incident.
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Boston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 4866 times:
Quoting N1120A (Reply 19): You need to re-read what I posted. EMAS is designed to stop a 737 going FASTER than the WN 737 was going when it went off the runway. EMAS would have completely stopped the WN 737, and quite possibly prevented it's write off. Further, there were very few injuries in that incident.
I am very sorry. You are right, I did not read your post correctly. Also, there were 47 injuries in the WN incident, that is about 1/3 the a/c.
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