Malappuram: The authorities did not have implemented the recommendations forwarded by an expert panel to align safety beds on the tabletop runway at Karipur International Airport, according to records available on the public domain and analyzed by media.
The expert panel investigated into the Air India Express flight mishap in Mangalore in 2010, directed the Airport Authority to set up Engineered Material Arresting System (EMAS) on all tabletop runways across the Country. The EAMS helps to halt a speeding aircraft that overshot the runway.
The EAMS with its safety beds and its concrete surface get crushed when the tyres of the planes run on it and help to slow down a flight that has skidded off the runway and brings back the flight into a halt.
The expert committee of DGCA mooted safety beds on the tabletop runways of Karipur International Airports and Mangalore Airport where the space is limited for the Runway End Safety Area (RESA).
Besides, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) also mandated EMAS in all airports where flight poses risks due to the limited space.
Karipur Mangalore and Patna Airports in India include among the 11 critical airports over the world, according to the ICAO.