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DGCA, airport authority ignored warnings on Kozhikode runway

Business Standard | 08/08/2020 08:09 PM | Click to read full article

Indian authorities ignored at least two recommendations in the past decade to install a safety system on so-called tabletop runways, one of which an Air India Express jet overshot on Friday, killing at least 18 people.

A ground arrestor system, similar to those maintained at Air Force bases, should be installed at tabletop airports to bring any skidding aircraft to a halt. Most US airports built on top of a hill have these installed.