A Boeing 737 commercial jet escaped tragedy Friday after it skids on the runway and fell into the St. John’s River near Jacksonville, Florida after landing, Reuters reported. The aircraft had 136 people on board and all were reported to be safe. The military-chartered Miami Air International plane was trying to land in a thunderstorm at the naval air station in Jacksonville en route from Guantanamo Bay in Cuba at around 9.40pm local time when it slid off the runway into the St Johns River, a statement from the navy airport said.
Officials said the 136 passengers and seven crew were alive and accounted for after the plane ditched in shallow water. Twenty-one adults were transported to local hospitals for minor injuries but were in good condition. #Boeing737 #Florida #Cuba
As an independent media platform, we do not take advertisements from governments and corporate houses. It is you, our readers, who have supported us on our journey to do honest and unbiased journalism. Please contribute, so that we can continue to do the same in future.