Boeing 737 with 136 on board skids off runway, falls into Florida river; no casualties reported

A Boeing 737 went into the St. John’s River near Jacksonville, Florida in the US with 136 on board after landing on Friday, a spokesman for Naval Air Station Jacksonville said, reported news agency Reuters. There were no reports of fatalities.


Reuters: Boeing 737 goes into Florida river with 136 on board, no fatalities, says Naval Air Station Jacksonville



The mayor of Jacksonville to Twitter to share that everyone on board the flight was “alive and accounted for” but that crews were working to control jet fuel on the water. “The plane was not submerged. Every person is alive and accounted for,” the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said on Twitter. The flight was arriving from Cuba, the air station spokesman said.

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Marine Unit was called to assist @NASJax_ in reference to a commercial airplane in shallow water. The plane was not submerged. Every person is alive and accounted for.



The flight arriving from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay in Cuba went into the river at the end of the runway at about 9:40 p.m. local time, the air station said. Miami Air International is a charter airline operating a fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Representatives for the airline could not immediately be reached for comment by Reuters on Friday evening., reported Reuters.


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