Arrested landings on aircraft carrier require a tailhook to catch one of the four deck’s wires but almost all military planes, even the ground based ones have a hook, that is used in emergency landings: usually when the pilot experiences a failure that could imply a braking malfunction, the aircraft will touch down as if it was a normal landing.
Then, to slow down the aircraft as much as possible, an aerodynamic braking is performed (by taking the nose high after touch down until it “drops” on the runway) and then the pilot lowers the hook before reaching the cable that is located at the end of the runway. Finally, the cable slows the aircraft until it stops (over a longer distance than the arrestor cable on an aircraft carrier to reduce the stress on the airframe and tailhook, that is not as tough as the ones equipping naval aviation planes).
That said, an image of a plane landing on a normal runway is usual. The image above was taken by Giovanni Maduli to an Israeli Air Force F-16B, belonging to the 140 Sqn, landing on runway 35R in Decimomannu airbase on Nov. 24, 2010.
In the outside view the net would be stretched after having caught your aircraft. BAK-9 BAK-11 BAK-12 and BAK-13 arrestor systems are NOT intended to stop an aircraft at or near stall speed they are intended to arrest the aircraft after touchdown and after some of the speed has bled off. Ideally the cables should not take anything greater than a Regime III based on landing weight and speed of the aircraft and even at that most times the tapes will have to be changed and the braking system given a complete inspection.