An engineered materials arrestor system (EMAS) prevented a chartered Boeing 737 from a potentially serious crash after it skidded off the runway after landing at New York LaGuardia airport Oct. 27. The aircraft was carrying US Republican vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence along with aides and media. It skidded off the runway, on to the EMAS installed at the end each of LaGuardia’s two runways, and came to a stop on grass just inside the airport’s perimeter fence. There is a ...

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