December 9, 2018 - by LuxuruTravelDiary.com
There was almost a major American air disaster this week. It was only a mashed up runway which stopped the plane from running through a barrier and into oncoming traffic.
After a terribly bumpy descent, a Southwest Airlines 737 that was flying from Oakland to Burbank in California, slipped off the runway.
It was forced to use the runways Engineered Material Arresting System, or EMAS, which uses crushable concrete at the end of a runway to stop an aircraft that overruns. The tyres of the aircraft sink into this lightweight concrete, which slows down the aircraft to stop it going beyond the runway and in this case...
View this post on InstagramWe are alive. The plane was a few feet from plowing thru the barrier and taking out numerous cars. Crazy stuff.
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