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737 jetliner coming from Cuba slides off runway and into Jacksonville, Florida river

No one dead as plane skids into river in Jacksonville

A private charter airplane carrying 136 passengers and seven crew members apparently skidded off the end of the runway at Naval Air Station in Jacksonville Friday night and into the St. Johns River, but no one was killed.
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A private charter airplane carrying 136 passengers and seven crew members apparently skidded off the end of the runway at Naval Air Station in Jacksonville Friday night and into the St. Johns River, but no one was killed.

A jetliner slid off a military runway and into a Florida river Friday night. No one was killed, officials say.

“All alive and accounted for,” Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said.

The plane, a Boeing 737, ended up in the St. Johns River at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, the air station said. The plane was reportedly in shallow water.

Reports put the number of people on board from 136 to 143.

The Air Station said the plane was landing when it crashed at 9:40 p.m. local time. It was coming in from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Curry tweeted that the White House had called to offer assistance.

Curry said crews are working to contain jet fuel.

ABC News said the plane was operated by the Department of Defense

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