Overrun Arresting System Saves Falcon 900

September 12, 2006, 8:17 AM

A Falcon 900 overran Runway 1 during landing at Greenville Downtown Airport, S.C., on July 17, but was stopped by the Engineered Materials Arresting System (EMAS), preventing possible injuries and damage. The pilot said the brakes did not appear to be as effective as normal. The airplane slowed, overran the runway and was stopped by the EMAS. Fourteen airports currently have the system. Designed for runways that do not have enough space for safety areas, EMAS has been credited with preventing injury and damage on three other occasions.

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