Boeing 737 skids off runway into Florida river (PHOTOS)
A chartered commercial plane from Guantanamo Bay, reportedly carrying over 130 people, has landed in St. Johns River after sliding off a runway in Jacksonville, Florida. At least two minor injuries were reported.
We have a commercial plane down on the river. I’ve been briefed by our Fire and Rescue. They are on the scene. While they work please pray.— Lenny Curry (@lennycurry) May 4, 2019
The plane, a Boeing 737 chartered by the Department of Defense, reportedly skidded off the runway and into the river after landing at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville. The flight originated at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. According to local media, it was carrying 136 passengers and 7 crew members. The plane was not submerged, and there were no fatalities.
Fire and Rescue services are on the scene, working to control jet fuel escaping into the water. All passengers have been accounted for, according to Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry, who said President Donald Trump contacted him after the accident to offer help.
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