Plane with 140 people aboard skids off runway into Florida river
A Boeing 737 jet has skidded and crashed off a runway in a major incident at an airport in Florida.
In a miracle rescue, it has been reported all 136 passengers and seven crew on board the aircraft survived the crash.
The incident, which occured at about 9.40pm on Friday, saw the Boeing aircraft skid in to the St Johns River in Jacksonville in the north east of the state.
There were two “very minor” injuries, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
The plane was operated by Miami Air International which is not a major US airline.
It is believed the 737 had been chartered by the Department of Defence in the US and was landing after a flight from the naval bases at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba.
A Boeing 737 plane arriving from Guantanamo Bay in Cuba went off the runway into the St. Johns River in Florida on Friday night, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said.