A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 skids off the runway at Burbank Airport near Los Angeles

Southwest Airlines Flight 278

  • A Southwest
    Airlines
    jet overran the runway Thursday morning at Burbank
    Airport near Los Angeles.
  • Southwest Airlines Flight 278 landed in Burbank at 9:05
    am. 
  • The Boeing 737
    rolled off the end of the runway and came to a stop in the
    Engineered Material Arresting System or EMAS.
  • EMAS is a collapsable runway used to stop runaway
    planes. 
  • There were no injuries reported among the 112
    passengers and five crew members.
  • Burbank Airport remains open and in
    operation. 

A Southwest Airlines jet overran the runway Thursday morning at
Burbank Airport near Los Angeles. Southwest Airlines Flight 278
from Oakland, California to Burbank landed at 9:05 am. According to
the Federal
Aviation Administration
, the Boeing 737 “rolled off the end of
the runway” and came to a stop in the Engineered Material Arresting
System or EMAS at the end of the runway. 

According to Southwest Airlines, there were no injuries reported
among the 112 passengers and five crew members on board.

“Initial reports indicate that Southwest Airlines Flight 278
from Oakland to Burbank came to a stop at the end of the runway
upon arrival into Burbank,” the Dallas, Texas-based airline said in
a statement. “There are no reports of injuries among our 112
Customers and five Crewmembers. We are working to get additional
details.”

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A Burbank Airport spokeswoman confirmed that its runways are
open and in operation. Burbank Airport is located northeast of
downtown Los Angeles and is a popular secondary airport of
travelers. 

EMAS is effectively collapsable surface located at the end of
runways. EMAS can bring runaway aircraft to a stop by bogging them
down in the material. 

During the 2016 election, a
plane carrying Vice-President Mike Pence
skidded off the runway
and came to a stop in the EMAS at LaGuardia Airport in New
York. 

This story is developing. 

Hoping everyone from this
#southwest
plane behind ours is ok pic.twitter.com/YhxGKrf80I

— Julien Girard (@djulik)
December 6, 2018

I’m at the @fly_BUR
Burbank airport. It appears a Southwest 737 slid off the runway. A
witness in the parking garage told me he saw passengers evacuate by
the emergency slides. pic.twitter.com/ynOIaUPNQo

— Steve Trimble (@TheDEWLine)
December 6, 2018

Photo of @Southwest

#WN278
incident at @fly_BUR this
morning. Aircraft was stopped by EMAS bed at the end of the runway.
No injuries reported.

📷: petenicks / Instagram pic.twitter.com/kPGBmCyf2Q

— AirlineGeeks (@AirlineGeeks)
December 6, 2018


#BREAKING
: Southwest plane slid off runway at Burbank Airport
as heavy rain hits L.A. (pic – @Robb138)
pic.twitter.com/aGUyNqEfqC

— Angus Ledwidge (@angusleddo)
December 6, 2018

 

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A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 skids off the runway at Burbank Airport near Los Angeles