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Southwest Airlines flight goes off runway at Burbank Airport

Discussion in 'Latest Airline Incidents' started by Everett 757, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. Everett 757

    Everett 757 Hangar Silver Member VII

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    A Southwest Airlines flight arriving at Burbank Airport from Oakland skidded off the runway after landing Thursday morning.

    The jet was stopped by the airport’s Engineered Material Arresting System, which is designed to stop an aircraft that goes off the end of a runway.

    The flight had 117 passengers on board, many of whom were unaware there was a problem until they saw debris hitting the windows.

    https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2018/12/06/southwest-flight-skids-burbank-airport/
     
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  2. Richard Wyeroski

    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    It was reported that they had a 9-13 knot tail wind? strange accident.
    looks like substantial damage!
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  3. Everett 757

    Everett 757 Hangar Silver Member VII

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    It sure was good that there weren’t any serious injuries or deaths. The plane received some major damage though.
     
  4. Richard Wyeroski

    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    a strange accident!!!
     
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    Rotorruss Hangar Silver Member IV

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    .... there is always going to be over runs at these smaller reliever airports. This was a perfect storm set up for failure. Tailwinds, rain and wet serface. What happened to the landing performance calculation?? Was the crew trying to accommodate ATC by not turning the airport around or was it ATC trying to accommodate the carrier to save some flying time?? Or, was the weather bad enough that the ILS was in use even though it was a tailwind?? The "regulator" will beat their chest that their engineered concrete saved lives even though it trashed the airplane and closed the runway. No lives were lost so the "regulator" will be giddy like a pre teen climbing a rope.

    Not really a strange accident, but the holes just alined to make it possible!! SAD!!
     
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    Everett 757 Hangar Silver Member VII

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    A combination of weather and human error. Thankfully no fatalities.
     
  7. Kevin

    Kevin Hangar Bronze Member III

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    It appears that "chain" of circumstances linked together to cause this accident. Thankfully no loss of life. The aircraft however might become a write off, can't tell by the picture. Curious to see how the blame game gets dealt out on this one.
     
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  8. Richard Wyeroski

    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    Yes......the finger pointing!......Why did it happen? But there are 50 thousand flight a day everyday and the accident incident rate has been steady. ATC errors are another factor too.

    One thing I noticed the ship is sitting on its engines!......that stress and the stop with the arresting system sacrifices the aircraft. Engines are probably damaged too!!!

    One thing this will disappear and the public will never know the out come.
     
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