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Old 06 December 2018, 11:32 PM
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Default Plane goes off the runway in California, narrowly avoiding tragedy

A Southwest Airlines jet came to a skidding stop today during heavy rain at Burbank Airport near Los Angeles Thursday. If not for concrete blocks designed to crumble and slow down the plane, the flight could have ended much more violently.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/plane-g...iding-tragedy/
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Old 06 December 2018, 11:38 PM
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Plane goes off the runway in California, narrowly avoiding tragedy stopped by run-off device

Fixed it for you, CBS.

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Old 07 December 2018, 12:05 AM
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And Southwest had a very similar incident back in 2000 at that same airport. Someone on another forum is saying that it was in the same spot, even, although I haven't been able to confirm that -- none of the articles I've found include the detail of which runway this flight was landing on. But regardless, the 2000 incident was the whole reason they installed the EMAS in the first place.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southw...es_Flight_1455
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The OP article (now) says it is the same runway as the earlier overrun incident. Nice to see how the improvements worked. Also a good idea from the earlier incident: Closing and demolishing a gas station that the plane narrowly missed.
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