The flight crew of a foreign-carrier A-340 are getting worried; they are almost out of fuel and need to land at an airport they have never been to before. (we will omit references to national origin and the name of the Airline for the sake of Political Correctness). Pilot: 'My God, look how short that runway is!!' Co-pilot: 'Unbelievable! That's the shortest runway I've ever seen! What are we gonna do?' Pilot: 'Well, we really have no choice; we have to land NOW, or run out of fuel!' Co-pilot: 'Start praying. We're cleared for short final!' So, full flaps and slats, gear down, nose up, almost stalling, they lumber in, brake hard, and stop just short of the grass. Pilot: 'Wow! That was TERRIFYING! Was that runway short, or what?' Co-pilot: 'Shortest one I've ever seen! But did you notice how WIDE it was?'