An FAA spokesman said Southwest Flight 278 rolled off the end of runway 8 while landing at the airport shortly after 9 a.m. It ended up in an area called the Engineered Material Arresting System (EMAS).
EMAS is a safety system designed to stop planes if they go off the end of a runway, according to the FAA.
No injuries were reported.
Passenger Moe Storch tweeted out a photo saying the runway was wet from the rainstorm, causing the plane to hydroplane after landing. He said the pilot was quick and regained control of the aircraft to stop it safely.
Wet runway... plane hydroplaned after landed... pilot regained control and hit brakes hit, reverse thrust, just in time— Moe Storch (@MoeStorch) December 6, 2018
The passengers were deplaned by stairs and taken to their terminal by a bus.
A witness inside the airport captured the landing on video.
Yes and yes.— Robert K (@Robb138) December 6, 2018
The airport remained open and operational.
The plane flew out of Oakland around 8 a.m., according to flight records, and had 112 passengers with five crew members.