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Plane skids off runway, 'down on the river' in Florida
'We have a commercial plane down on the river: Mayor of Jacksonville, Florida
Published: May 04, 2019
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A commercial plane carrying 143 people, skidded off the runway and is "down on the river" in Jacksonville, Florida. The city's mayor confirmed the incident.Image Credit: Twitter

A commercial jet carrying 143 people, skidded off the run way is now "down on the river" in Jacksonville, Florida.


The city's mayor confirmed the incident.

Lenny Curry
@lennycurry


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.
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6:34 AM - May 4, 2019


It was a US Department of Defence plane from Guantanamo Bay that skidded off a runway into shallow water of St. John's River in Jacksonville, Florida, late Friday.
The jet travels between military bases in Cuba and Florida. There were 143 people — 136 passengers and seven crew — on board.

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said 21 adults had been taken to local hospitals.

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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.[/QUOTE]

Lenny Curry
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2. This is a developing situation. I’ve been briefed that all lives have been accounted for.
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6:44 AM - May 4, 2019


Spokesman for the naval air station said: "Navy security and emergency response personnel are on the scene and monitoring the situation."

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Plane skids off runway into river with 136 on board http://news.sky.com/story/plane-skids-off-runway-into-river-with-136-on-board-11710877 …
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A plane has gone into a river in Jacksonville. Pic: Jacksonville Sheriff's Office
Plane skids off runway into river with 136 on board
A plane has skidded off a runway and into a river in Jacksonville, Florida, police have said.
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It was not immediately clear what type of aircraft it was. The Department of Defence later confirmed it was a Boeing 737.

Fire and Rescue services are on the scene, working to control jet fuel escaping into the water, according to the mayor.

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***Plane incident update***
At approximately 9:40 p.m. today, a Boeing 737 arriving from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba into Naval Air Station Jacksonville slid off the runway into the St. Johns River.... https://www.facebook.com/NASJacksonville/posts/2217006135182708 …
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8:06 AM - May 4, 2019

All passengers have been accounted for, said Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry. All were in good condition, none with critical injuries.
The Cuban military base's Facebook said: "All passengers have been accounted for and survived an accident tonight at NAS Jacksonville when the 'Rotator' aircraft slid off of the runway.
"Navy security and emergency response personnel responded to various passenger injuries, none of which have been reported as life-threatening.

"The thoughts and prayers of the Guantanamo Bay family go out to all those impacted by this accident."

The flight is what is called "the rotator" flight that flies out of Guantanamo on Tuesdays and Fridays.
It’s a regularly scheduled charter flight that flies from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Jacksonville and then continues on to Norfolk, Virginia, said Bill Dougherty, a spokesman for Navy Region Southeast.

 

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Miami Air International 737 Aircraft Slides Off Runway Into River
As the aircraft landed in a military base in Jacksonville during a thunderstorm, it slid off the runway and ended up in a nearby river
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05 May 2019


An investigation into the incident is currently underway and is being headed up by the US National Transportation Safety Board. (Photo Credit NTSB)

An investigation into the incident is currently underway and is being headed up by the US National Transportation Safety Board. (Photo Credit NTSB)

A Miami Air International passenger aircraft skidded off a runway and ended up in a nearby river after landing during a thunderstorm.
The Boeing 737 aeroplane had just arrived from Guantanamo Bay to a military base in Jacksonville, Florida when it attempted a landing amidst a heavy thunderstorm at about 21:40.

Miami Air International, a charter airline, reportedly operates a twice-weekly roundtrip service between Guantanamo Bay and the United States.

All 136 passengers and seven crew members on board were evacuated safely from the aircraft. No fatalities were reported by local law enforcement, though 21 passengers with minor injuries were transported to a nearby hospital

Coming to rest in the shallow waters of the St John River, the aircraft did not submerge and remains afloat as recovery efforts are currently underway.

An investigation into the incident is currently underway and is being headed up by the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

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The NTSB is investigating the runway overrun of a Miami Air International Boeing 737-800 that overran the runway at NAS Jacksonville and came to rest in the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida, on Friday. NTSB photo.
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