Southwest Airlines flight rolls off runway at California airport – Fox News

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Southwest Airlines flight rolls off runway at California airport – Fox News

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. It was raining heavily in the area at the time.

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According to reports, the plane initiated its emergency stop system once it rolled off the runway at Bob Hope Airport, also known as Hollywood Burbank Airport. There were 117 people onboard.

The FAA confirmed the incident on Twitter, saying the plane came to rest in the Engineered Material Arresting System, a bed to quickly stop aircraft, at the end of the runway.

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Southwest Airlines said in a statement to Fox News that there were no reported injuries.

“Initial reports indicate that Southwest airlines flight 278 from Oakland to Burbank came to a stop at the end of a runway upon arrival into Burbank. There are no reports of injuries among our 112 Customers and five Crewmembers. We are working to get additional details,” the statement read.

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The Hollywood Burbank Airport remained open. Runway 8/26 was closed following the event, the airport told Fox News.

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