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On 27 Oct 2016 at 23:40z, an Eastern Airlines, 737-700, N278EA, 28006/26, overran Runway 22 during a landing at La Guardia (KLGA) in rain. The aircraft continued onto the Engineered Materials Arresting System (EMAS) where it was stopped 200 feet past the runway end.

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The NTSB has said that the approach had been stable and the crew became visual at 700ft above the runway. The aircraft floated in the flare and the main landing gear touched down about 912m (2992ft) past the threshold of Runway 22 (LDA 7001ft). The pilots manually engaged the speed brakes about 4s after touchdown and the thrust reversers deployed about 7s after touchdown. Furthermore, the flight crew did not report any mechanical irregularities or abnormal braking action, which was corroborated by the flight data recorder.

The aircraft was carrying Presidential VP candidate Mike Pence at the time which made the event high profile in the media.

31 May 2017 - The NTSB released the Docket of the incident containing 28 factual documents pertaining to the event at the following link.

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*** Updated 08 Jun 2017 ***

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