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Episode 643

Southwest Airlines Flight 1455
Wed, 2019-Feb-06 00:40 UTC
Length - 2:03

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Welcome to random Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of a random Wikipedia page every day.

The random article for Wednesday, 6 February 2019 is Southwest Airlines Flight 1455.

Southwest Airlines Flight 1455 was a scheduled passenger flight from

McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, Nevada to Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport, Burbank, California, that overran the runway during landing on March 5, 2000. The aircraft, a Boeing 737-3T5, registration N668SW, came to rest on a city street adjacent to a gas station. The National Transportation Safety Board found that the incident was due to the pilots attempting to land with excessive speed. They also blamed the air traffic controller for placing them in a position from which their only option was a go around. Two of the flight attendants were seriously injured, and there were many minor injuries. As a result of the incident, the airport installed an Engineered Materials Arrestor System (EMAS) at the east end of the incident runway.

This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 00:40 UTC on Wednesday, 6 February 2019.

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