A charter plane carrying 143 people slid off a runway and into a river in Jacksonville, Florida, Friday night, injuring 21 people and prompting a massive rescue effort.
The Miami Air International plane was carrying 136 passengers and seven aircrew from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, when it attempted to land at Naval Air Station Jacksonville around 9:40 p.m. The Boeing 737 slid off a runway and came to a stop in the shallow waters of the nearby St. Johns River.
There were no fatalities or critical injuries, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Department said, though 21 people were transported to hospitals and listed in good condition.
“The plane was not submerged. Every person is alive and accounted for,” the sheriff’s office said on Twitter.
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