Southwest Airlines flight skids off runway at Burbank airport

Southwest Airlines flight skids off runway at Burbank airport

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

There were no injuries reported, FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said.

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.

Another image from the side of the plane shows one of the wings severely damaged as a result of the crash. "I thought we were going to impact the barrier for sure". "It got very bumpy and I felt the front of the aircraft sink in a little bit. and then it was like 'OK, were done'". "Mud was hitting the windows", passenger Grant Palmer CBS Los Angeles.

Passengers said the pilot warned them that the landing would be rough when they first boarded. "We must no longer be on the runway". Southwest tweeted the airline will refund the passengers ticket costs and will make an "additional gesture of goodwill".

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Flights from other airlines were continuing to depart from Burbank.

Around the time of the incident, visibility at the airport dropped to 1 mile.

A Southwest Airlines flight traveling from Oakland slid off of the runway at Hollywood Burbank Airport north of Los Angeles amid heavy rain Thursday morning.

Over one six-hour span, the area received 1.66 inches of rain.

The runway where the incident occurred is closed, but another runway is operational and the airport remains open, Burbank airport officials said. Its monthly average is 2.4 inches.

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