Listened to the tower recording. The WN crew made an unfortunate comment on the tower frequency when notified of heavy precipitation over the airport while on approach, then continued the approach with a 10kt tailwind. IIRC from out ops we were not allowed to land BUR with a tailwind.
The investigation into this one will have some CRM issues based on what I have heard and this may be a black eye on WN Flight Ops again.
"Perfect. Thanks." Not the worst thing he could say, but there's a lot that could be read into that. Tower promptly followed with "Wind 270 at 10." That's a direct 10-knot tailwind, as you point out. Crew didn't acknowledge that, but it was pretty-clear.
Question whether once again we will read on the CVR transcript, "My fault, my fault, my fault" as they skid down the runway into the EMAS. That is, I assume, the CRM issue you are hearing about.
The tower/ground (second) archive is much clearer than the app/twr/grd (first) archive in terms of audio quality, and they capture much of the same thing, although really a bit more stuff on the second one.
Interesting that unlike other accidents, we don't hear the tower announcing an accident on the field and the closure of the arrival runway, as well as go-arounds to other flights. The closure announcement only comes in response to a question on the air well after the overrun. Also, interesting that they don't seem to acknowledge the accident aircraft's communication that the engines are shut down, no fire indicated, power and a/c on. Could just be switching among frequencies. Also pretty-crazy that when ARFF is calling in mutual-aid and running a lot of emergency vehicles on the airport, they are still clearing a WN flight for takeoff on 15. Maybe there isn't much of a conflict, but still... (Actually, looking at the KBUR airport diagram, there seems to be a lot of opportunity for vehicles coming from the fire station to cross the active in the process of reaching the accident. Yeah, they're supposed to get permission, but if they are mutual-aid guys, it seems like a risk. Necessary?)