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Lucky escape as Boeing 737 crashes into Florida river

Plane carrying 143 people travelling from Cuba to north Florida ended up in a Jacksonville river at the end of a runway.
The Boeing 737 wound up in St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida, on May 3
            The Boeing 737 wound up in St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida, on May 3

 A contract plane conveying 143 individuals and making a trip from Cuba to north Florida wound up in a waterway toward the finish of a runway on Friday night, however no basic wounds or passings were accounted for, authorities said.

A Boeing 737 touching base at Naval Air Station Jacksonville from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, with 136 travelers and seven aircrew 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 organization posted, with 21 grown-ups transported to nearby emergency clinics in great condition.

A photograph posted by appointees demonstrates a Miami Air International logo on the plane. The organization didn't promptly react to messages from The Associated Press news office.

Liz Torres told the Florida Times-Union that she heard what seemed like a gunfire Friday night structure her home in Orange Park, about 8km south of NAS Jacksonville.

She at that point drove down to a Target parking area where police and firemen were organizing to discover more.

"I've never observed anything like this," she said.


 Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry posted on Twitter that groups were attempting to control stream fuel in the water.

The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department posted on Twitter that around 90 faculty reacted to the scene, including that the division's extraordinary activities group had prepared with marine units for a comparative occurrence prior Friday.

Naval force security and crisis reaction faculty were on the scene and checking the circumstance, the Navy discharge said. Relatives who were expecting the landing of travelers were told to remain by.

Authorities did not quickly say what made the plane depart the runway.

The Federal Aviation Administration was alluding media request to NAS Jacksonville.

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