Published: Fri, December 07, 2018
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'Crazy stuff': Passengers shaken after plane skids off runway during rainstorm

'Crazy stuff': Passengers shaken after plane skids off runway during rainstorm

Southwest Airilnes tweeted that they have resumed operations to and from Burbank, Calif., after a plane flying into Bob Hope Airport from Oakland rolled off the runway during landing Thursday morning.

There were 112 passengers and five crew members on the flight, Southwest spokeswoman Brandy King said.

METAR reports for BUR from immediately before and after the incident indicate the airport was experiencing heavy rains and mist.

There were no reported injuries.

According to the FAA, EMAS is created to provide additional safety margins for runways where the standard 1,000-foot overrun safety area is not possible.


Shortly after the incident, passengers were calmly seen disembarking the aircraft via an emergency slide.

Passengers said the pilot warned them that the landing would be rough when they first boarded. Dallas-based Southwest said everyone safely got off the plane by the stairs.

The airline is refunding the cost of the passengers' roundtrip airfare and rebooking trips for those with connecting flights, a Southwest Airlines spokesperson said.

One of the airport's runways is closed but the airport is open, and all airlines are operational, according to the airport Twitter account. Reported visibility was about one mile with a ceiling of 1,300 feet.

It skidded off the end of the tarmac during torrential rain in the Los Angeles County area.

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