Southwest Plane Slides off Wet Runway at Burbank Airport

Southwest 737 Overruns Runway

Southwest 737 Overruns Runway

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 no reported injuries.

Southwest Flight 278, which departed from Oakland, rolled off the end of runway eight shortly after 9 a.m., the FAA said in a statement.

Southwest said there were 112 passengers and 5 crewmembers on board at the time of the incident.

EMAS is a safety system created to stop an aircraft if it goes off the end of a runway.

Citing Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) spokesman Ian Gregor, CNN reported the Boeing 737-700 came to a stop after hitting a barrier created to catch aircraft that leave the runway.

An image of the scene shows passengers being helped off the plane by fire fighters and officials in yellow high-vis jackets. "I thought we were going to impact the barrier for sure".

The Southwest Airlines flight came off the runway at Burbank Airport in Hollywood, California.

"We were primed for something to happen", Colette Carlson said, adding that she couldn't see outside during landing because of water covering her window, but she could feel that the plane was heading towards the end of the runway. METAR reports for BUR from immediately before and after the incident indicate the airport was experiencing heavy rains and mist.