Sunday, June 16, 2019

Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700, N752SW: Incident occurred December 06, 2018 at Hollywood Burbank Airport (KBUR), Los Angeles County, California

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this incident.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Van Nuys, California

Aviation Incident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Burbank, CA
Incident Number: DCA19IA036
Date & Time: 12/06/2018, 0902 PST
Registration: N752SW
Aircraft: Boeing 737
Injuries: 117 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 121: Air Carrier - Scheduled 

On December 6, 2018, about 0905 Pacific standard time, Southwest Airlines flight 278, a Boeing 737-7H4, N752SW, overran runway 08 during the landing roll at Bob Hope Airport (KBUR), Burbank, California, and came to rest in the engineered materials arresting system (EMAS) at the departure end of the runway. None of the 117 passengers and crew onboard were injured and the airplane sustained minor damage. The regularly scheduled passenger flight was operating under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations from Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (KOAK), Oakland, California to KBUR. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Boeing
Registration: N752SW
Model/Series: 737 7H4
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Southwest Airlines
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Flag carrier (121) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 5 None
Aircraft Damage: None
Passenger Injuries: 112 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 117 None 
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  1. Says minor damage. Glad I’m not their insurance company. Plane should be sold as salvage.