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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21776
Last updated: 21 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-231
Registration: F-OHME
MSN: 252
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 142
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:O'Hare International Airport (ORD/KORD), Chicago, Illinois -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Mexico City International Airport, Mexico
Destination airport:O'Hare International Airport (ORD/KORD), Chicago, Illinois
Mexicana flight MX802, an Airbus A320, overran runway 22L after landing at Chicago-O'Hare Airport in rain and strong gusting crosswinds around 19:05 local time. The airplane was stopped by an EMAS (Engineered Material Arresting Systems) arrestor bed. One flight attendant received minor injuries.

This incident illustrates the value of arrestor beds at the end of runways. Arrestor beds have been installed just recently at both Chicago Midway Airport and O'Hare International Airport. The arrestor beds, officially known as Engineered Material Arresting Systems (EMAS), are areas of crushable material -- usually a mixture of water, foam and concrete -- beyond the threshold of a runway. The material is designed to crush under the weight of an aircraft, absorbing energy and gradually reducing the airplane's forward momentum until it stops, similar in concept to runaway truck ramps.




Plane crash

Revision history:

20-Jul-2008 00:26 jorgetadeu7 Added
20-Jul-2008 00:30 harro Updated
29-Jul-2008 11:31 harro Updated
03-Jul-2016 18:02 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
26-May-2017 05:57 Anon. Updated [Registration]
06-Dec-2018 20:13 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]