Mexicana Airbus tests out the new arrestor bed at ORD . . .


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FlightAware Flight Tracker Mexicana MXA802 on Saturday over-ran runway at ORD. One flight attendant report as ‘minor injuries’.

News clip from ABC7 Chicago

FAA fact sheet Engineered Material Arresting System (EMAS)


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i was actually at ord just after this took place. i was listening to ground control and noted that everyone sounded a bit stressed and everything was very backed up. i dismissed it as a regular busy friday night until i got to my hotel and saw the 9pm wgn news…wow! it sounds like the beds worked very well…it must have been a bumpy ride though!