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When, if any case, can it be considered justifiable to reject a takeoff after V1 speed, if the aircraft is incapable of taking off?

If the aircraft is truly incapable of taking off -- the locked controls case, let's say -- then the only choice involved is along the lines of, go off the end of the runway really really fast (you ...
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Why are emergency vehicles needed for a runway excursion?

Why are emergency service vehicles necessary? Something might have been damaged. What if something was and there is a fuel leak somewhere? Hydraulic leaks are also dangerous, and more likely as ...
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Should a runway overrun be expected if takeoff is begun with one-engine-out?

You will not achieve book performance if you don't fly with book configuration. See the portion of DeltaLima's answer here, including emphasis added by me: [Takeoff Distance Required] has the ...
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Has the infamous Sao Paulo runway been made longer or replaced meanwhile?

The runway has not been extended. The final accident report lists the runway length for 17R/35L (the accident runway) as 1945 m: It has two asphalt landing-and-takeoff runways: the main runway (17R/...
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Why are emergency vehicles needed for a runway excursion?

Going off the the runway can be pretty rough. It not unlikely that a passenger got injured or part of the plane got damaged. Going full throttle on the jets will rip up the dirt and grass and fling ...
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What's the difference between overrun and overshoot landings?

They are more or less the same and are often used interchangeably. FAA AC 91-79 Runway Overrun Prevention defines runway overrun as: A runway overrun event is a departure of the aircraft from the ...
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What prevents the use of an EMAS along the sides of a runway?

I can think of a couple reasons why you might not want to expand EMAS all around the edges of the runway. One is simply cost vs benefit: If it is more likely that an airplane will run off the end of ...
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What is the rationale behind placing arrestor gear on a long runway?

I can think of 4 reasons: Pilot Training to use the cable arresting system Rejected takeoff, fighters don't usually have reversers and may take long space to arrest Under certain bad runway ...
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What prevents the use of an EMAS along the sides of a runway?

I can think of two general reasons not to place EMAS all around the runway. First, it would massively increase the amount of space required for a runway. Some airports might have that space to spare, ...
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