Short landings like Asiana 214 extremely rare

The deadly crash of Asiana Flight 214 in San Francisco not only marked the first time a passenger airliner landed short of the runway in the United States in two decades, but it also has become one of the rarest of aviation accidents in an era when pilots are guided by sophisticated technology in the cockpit and on the ground.

How rare are they? Only 20 short-landings have been reported among the hundreds of millions of commercial flights that either took off or landed at U.S. airports since 1973, an analysis by this newspaper of Federal Aviation Administration data shows.

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