Why Is Landing So Hard After Shooting A Perfect ILS?
Two days ago, a 737 slid off the runway at LaGuardia airport. The jet was carrying vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence, as well as a group of campaign staff and media reporters.
Fortunately, everyone was ok. But the incident brings up something that all of us need to be thinking about this time of year: contaminated runways. And it doesn’t matter if you’re flying a 737, or a 172.
LANDING ON A CONTAMINATED RUNWAY
While we don’t know exactly what happened during the landing, we do know the 737 came to a stop after going through the Engineered Material Arresting System (EMAS) at the end of the runway.
Around the time of the landing, there were overcast ceilings with moderate to heavy rain at LaGuardia.