Questions tagged [runway-overrun]

A type of runway excursion; a situation in which an aircraft runs off the end of a runway, typically during a landing or rejected takeoff.

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Could a kilometer of sand as wide as the runway,1 meter deep stop an Airbus A380 if it overshot the runway [duplicate]

An aircraft overshooting the runway could prove to be fatal. Assuming an Airbus A380 is fully loaded at near take off speed and pilots decide its would be best to abort take off, if they slammed the ...
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What prevents the use of an EMAS along the sides of a runway?

The NTSB report about the crash of American Airlines Flight 1420 discusses whether an EMAS would have mitigated the severity of the accident, but concludes, based on testimony from a representative of ...
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What's the difference between overrun and overshoot landings?

Is there a difference between overrun and overshoot landings or are they exactly the same, talking about a runway excursion?
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Why are emergency vehicles needed for a runway excursion?

When passenger jets have a runway excursion incident such as this one in Birmingham it is apparently common practice to send emergency services vehicles to the aircraft. Why are emergency services ...