Hi, Steve. From retirement on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and a life of golf, fishing and travel, I still occasionally get involved in the business and most recently have been have been doing some work to help the company that makes the crushable concrete runway systems that help prevent runway overrun accidents. In the course of that work I hit upon this accident trend and I was fortunate enough to get my old publication, Aviation Daily, interested in running this article.
In the course of my years in aviation I have not seen any other type of accident occur as frequently as Runway Overrun accidents in so short a time span, and yet be so ignored. I thought the readers and contributors to the California Net might be interested. I would be interested in comments in return as to why there seems to be no urgency about trying to correct this before something really catastrophic happens (as if the accidents in Asia where not catastrophic enough). A great big bullet was dodged at Toronto Pearson in August 2005. How much longer can we continue to be so lucky?
Aviation Daily-Why No Outcry Over Runway Overrun Accidents.pdf