BOEING 737-300, BURBANK, CALIF., MARCH 5, 2000–At about 1811 PST Southwest Airlines Flight 1455, a Boeing 737-300 (N668SW), overran the departure end of Runway 8 after landing at Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport (BUR). The airplane touched down traveling approximately 182 kt, and about 20 sec later, traveling approximately 32 kt, collided with a metal blast fence and an airport perimeter wall.
United Airlines Flight 553
The NTSB’s recently released final report on the fatal crash of a chartered Gulfstream III, N303GA, at Aspen, Colo., on March 29 last year indicates that from the start little went right for this flight. A much later than planned departure from Los Angeles International Airport launched a race to beat an approaching curfew, ever darkening skies, deteriorating weather at the destination and a critical fuel situation.