A charter plane going from Cuba to north Florida with 143 individuals on board wound up in a waterway toward the finish of a runway Friday night, however, no serious wounds or deaths were accounted for, authorities said.
A Boeing 737 touching base at Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, with 136 travelers and seven aircrews slid off the runway into the St. Johns River, a NAS Jacksonville news discharge said.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office posted on Twitter that a marine unit reacted to help. The plane was in shallow water and not submerged. Everybody on the plane was alive and represented, the office posted, with 21 grown-ups transported to neighborhood emergency clinics in great condition.
Authorities did not promptly say what made the plane depart the runway. Boeing said in a tweet on Friday night that it was researching: “We know about an episode in Jacksonville, Fla., and are gathering data.”