Boeing 737 plane arriving from Guantanamo Bay in Cuba with 143 people aboard went off the runway and fell into the St. Johns River in Florida on Friday night, authorities said.
The people rescued from the plane were transported to the hospital for a checkup. Everyone is safe, no one injured.
#JSO 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. pic.twitter.com/4n1Fyu5nTS— Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) May 4, 2019
According to the information, the plane slipped from the runway of Naval air station of Jacksonville to St John River.
21 adults transported to local hospitals by @JFRDJAX. All listed in good condition, no critical injuries. Over 80 @JFRDJAX members responded. AMAZING response and work @JFRD! #Teamwork https://t.co/WKdlygail4— Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) May 4, 2019
According to information from Naval Air Station Jacksonville, the accident took place at the time of landing. The plain was coming from Cuba. However, there is no news of any casualties in this accident.