A Southwest Airlines jetliner slid off the end of a runway Thursday while landing at Hollywood Burbank Airport, but no one was hurt.
Flight 278 was landing about 9 a.m. on Runway 8 when it had to be stopped by the airfield’s Engineered Material Arresting System, designed to halt an aircraft that goes off the end of a runway, Ian Gregor of the Federal Aviation Administration said.
Following the landing that happened during Thursday’s rainstorm, the FAA announced a “groundstop” that affected flights departing from airports within about a three-hour flying distance of Hollywood Burbank Airport.
The groundstop, which had not prevented aircraft from departing from Burbank, was lifted after about 90 minutes.
Passengers were advised to contact their airline for flight status. They can also monitor airport status via the website www.fly.faa.gov/ois.
FAA safety inspectors were at the airport late Thursday morning, Gregor said. The cause of the incident was under investigation.