Southwest Airlines Plane Slides Off Runway at Burbank Airport

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A Southwest Airlines plane taxis on the runway at airline's hub at Dallas Love Field March 12, 2008, in Dallas, Texas. On Thursday, a Southwest plane slid off a runway in Burbank, California. Rick Gershon/Getty Images

A Southwest Airlines plane slid off a runway in Burbank, California, upon landing on Thursday morning.

The flight, traveling from Oakland, California, to Hollywood Burbank Airport, landed at 9:03 a.m. PST in the rain, according to NBC Investigations reporter Andrew Blankstein. The plane ended up in the Engineered Material Arresting System (EMAS) at the end of the runway.

NEW: Southwest Airlines Flight from Oakland to Burbank that landed 9:03 a.m. in rain ended up in EMAS -Engineered Material Arresting System at the end of the runway per officials. The EMAS slowed the plane down and brought it to a stop. It did not hit anything,

— Andrew Blankstein (@anblanx) December 6, 2018

Fortunately, the EMAS slowed the plane down and brought it to a stop before it could hit anything, which Blankenstein reported was exactly what the EMAS was supposed to do. Newsweek reached out to Southwest Airlines but did not receive a response in time for publication.

There were no initial reports of injuries and an investigation is being conducted into whether weather played a part in the plane sliding off the runway.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.