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US: Boeing 737 with 143 on board falls into river in Florida

A chartered Boeing 737 with 143 on board skids runway and falls into river in the St Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida on Friday, May 3, while attempting to land at a military base.

There have been no reports of fatalities or critical injuries yet. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said that all 21 people who had been taken to a local hospital were listed in good condition and have no critical injuries.

The official Twitter account of Jacksonville Sheriff’ Office said in a press release that “ At approximately a Boeing 737 arriving from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba into Naval Air Station Jacksonville Jacksonville slid off the runway into the St. Johns River.”

The sheriff’s tweet was accompanied by two pictures showing the plane, which bears the logo of Miami Air International in shallow water.

Miami Air International is a charter airline operating a fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

A Boeing spokesman told Reuters – a news agency, that the company was aware of the incident and was gathering information.

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