About 21 people were taken to area hospitals after the
Boeing 737 airplane slide into the St. John’s River in Jacksonville. No
critical injuries or deaths were reported by the officials.
Friday night a jetliner slid off a runway and landed into a
river in Florida’s Jacksonville area, officials said.
The airplane, a Boeing 737, was arriving from Cuba into
Naval Air Station Jacksonville around 9:40 p.m. and crashed into the St. Johns
River at the end of the runway, the station reported.
An aviation source told NBC News the plane hit rough weather
and slid off the runway. Mayor Lenny Curry stated that all lives had been
It was carrying 136 passengers and seven crew, as per the
naval station. The plane was in shallow water and not submerged.
Tom Francis of the Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department said that
21 adults had been taken to area hospitals and all were in good condition.