Karen Adams

FAA Investigating after Plane Skids Off Runway at Burbank Airport

December 06, 2018 - 1:23 pm
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(KNX 1070) - Federal investigators are looking into what caused an airplane to skid off the runway at Burbank Hollywood Airport making for some scary moments for passengers.

A Southwest plane skidded after landing in the rain shortly after 9 a.m. this morning.

An airport spokeswoman told  KNX that the Southwest Airlines Flight from Oakland to Burbank ended up in the so-called EMAS, Engineered Material Arresting System, put at the end of the runway to stop aircraft smashing into the fence.

She says that The EMAS slowed the plane down and brought it to a stop.

Passengers got out of the plane via slides and there are no reports of injuries.

One passenger on board Southwest flight 278 from Oakland says they were told it was going to be a rough landing.

The FAA temporarily stopped flights within a three-hour flying distance from landing at Burbank while the plane was moved off to the side.

An investigation is now underway.

This story is developing.