NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
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NTSB TO INVESTIGATE A RUNWAY OVERRUN IN BURBANK, CALIFORNIA

October 13, 2006

The National Transportation Safety Board has sent an investigator to the scene of today's runway overrun of a Gulfstream G-II (N113AR) at Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport, Burbank, California. The aircraft, carrying five passengers and two crewmembers, overran runway eight and was stopped by an Engineered Materials Arresting System (EMAS). There were no injuries to those onboard and minor damage to the aircraft. The Safety Board will retrieve the airplane's cockpit voice recorder, gather radar data, and evaluate the performance of the EMAS system during this incident.

The Safety Board has made recommendations regarding airport runway safety areas and is interested in examining the performance of EMAS.

NTSB Media Contact:
Terry N. Williams
202-314-6100
williat@ntsb.gov

 

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of transportation accidents, promoting transportation safety, and assisting victims of transportation accidents and their families.