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    New PHOTOS of Southwest Airlines Plane Sliding Off Runway at California Airport

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    A rough landing has taken place at California's Hollywood Burbank Airport during a heavy rainstorm, up to a half inch in an hour at one point, with a flood advisory in effect for Los Angeles County, where the airport is located.

    A Southwest Airlines passenger plane has slid off the runway due to adverse weather conditions, NBC News reported.

    The incident happened when the plane with 117 people on board was landing at a Los Angeles area airport. The plane skidded on the slippery surface and rolled out beyond the edge of the runway, but the pilots managed to stop it and thankfully no one was injured.

    Social media users have posted pictures of the plane online.

    ​The airlines took to Twitter to comment on the incident.

    Southwest spokeswoman Brandy King said that the airline will refund the cost of the passengers' tickets and will make an "additional gesture of goodwill".

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