Boeing 737 Goes Down In River Near Jacksonville

An investigation is underway after a Department of Defense charter flight from Cuba skidded off the runway and into the St. John's River in Jacksonville.

The Boeing 737 was carrying 142 people when it arrived at Naval Air Station Jacksonville from Guantanamo Bay. Mayor Lenny Curry said he was briefed by Jacksonville Fire and Rescue and said everyone survived. The plane ended up in shallow water, with the main cabin well above the top of the river. The FAA said two people suffered minor injuries. Jacksonville Fire reported transporting 21 people to the hospital to be checked out. Mayor Lenny Curry says, on Twitter,that that teams were working to control jet fuel in the water. For more, click here.

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