SEE PIC | Boeing 737 goes into Florida river in US with 136 on board

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 04 May 2019, 10:08 AM
"The plane was not submerged. Every person is alive and accounted for," the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said on Twitter. (Photo: Twitter/Jax Sheriff's Office)

A Boeing 737 went into the St. John’s River near Jacksonville, Florida in US with 136 on board after landing on Friday, a spokesman for Naval Air Station Jacksonville said, reported news agency Reuters. No fatalities have been reported yet.The flight arriving from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay in Cuba went into the river at the end of the runway at about 9:40 p.m. local time, the air station said. The mayor of Jacksonville tweeted that everyone on board the flight was “alive and accounted for” but that crews were working to control jet fuel on the water.

"The plane was not submerged. Every person is alive and accounted for," the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said on Twitter. The sheriff's tweet was accompanied by two photographs showing the plane bearing the logo of Miami Air International resting in shallow water and fully intact.

Miami Air International is a charter airline operating a fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Representatives for the airline could not immediately be reached for comment by Reuters on Friday evening. A Boeing spokesman said that the company was aware of the incident and was gathering information.

First Published: Saturday, May 04, 2019 08:47 AM
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