International Federation of Airline Pilots said the Chicago Midway runway overrun accident last Thursday "demonstrates once again the need for Runway End Safety Areas to be established at airports with airline operations." IFALPA favors a RESA 300 m. in length by at least twice the runway width. At airports where no space is available for an overrun area, such as Midway, the organization advocates that Engineered Materials Arrester Systems be installed. A six-year-old child was killed ...

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