Doesn't exactly sound like it was that bad. The plane stopped 4,000 feet from the vehicles according to the news report.
Aside from the aborted take off, I can't see why this is a big deal. That runway is 13,000 Ft long, I think (I'm pretty sure the extension is complete.)
While it is lame that the plane had to stop, it seems to me like the whole situation is over-exaggerated. But, what do I know?
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