21 People Injured After Plane Carrying 143 People Skids From Runway Into Florida River

Boeing 737 Carrying 143 People Skids From Runway Into Florida River

  • Boeing 737 carrying 143 people on board crashed while landing at the Jacksonville Naval Air Station on Friday night.
  • 21 people on board reportedly sustained minor injuries in the crash.
  • The plane is believed to be not Boeing 737 max that has a bad record of two crashes in the last five months.
  • Several airlines grounded the Boeing 737 max after the crashes which killed over 350 people altogether.

The Boeing 737 carrying 143 pa s sengers was flying to Jacksonville from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Friday night, 3d May when it skidded off the runway into the water injuring 20 people on it.

The plane had just arrived at the Jacksonville Naval Air Station when it skidded off the runway and into the St. Johns River at 9:40 p.m., confirmed the air station. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office tweeted the plane didn't submerge due to the "shallow water."

#JSO Marine Unit was called to a s sist @NASJax_ in reference to a commercial airplane in shallow water. The plane was not submerged. Every person is alive and accounted for. pic.twitter.com/4n1Fyu5nTS

— Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) May 4, 2019

The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department confirmed 21 people injured were taken to hospitals. The department tweeted mentioning:

We responded to NAS Jax to a plane incident tonight with a second alarm a s signment of approximately 90 personnel. 21 people were transported to local hospitals.

Later, the Naval Air Station Jacksonville released a statement detailing a full account of the event. The statement read:

At approximately 9:40 p.m. today, a Boeing 737 arriving from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba into Naval Air Station Jacksonville slid off the runway into the St. Johns River.

The statement further continued,

There were 136 pa s sengers and seven aircrews on board and all have been accounted for. Minor injuries have been reported, treated at the scene, and those requiring additional treatment were transported to a local hospital. There were no fatalities.

The Boeing 737 is not believed to be Boeing 737 Max which has been grounded after the wake of two fatal accidents in just five months. In October 2018, Boeing 737 carrying 189 people on board crashed into the Java sea killing all on the board. Likewise, in March, Ethiopian Airlines' Boeing 737 crash killed 149 people on board.


05 Oct,2022 American Internet Personality Thomas Sanders Opens Up About His Sexuality-Know The Full Story

Thomas Sanders is a popular internet personality. He rose to fame from former video-sharing app Vine....

05 Oct,2022 Texas Mom, Emily “Susan” Law Killed By Ex-Boyfriend

Texas Triathlete Mom namely Emily "Susan" Law was allegedly killed by her ex-boyfriend, James Free....

05 Oct,2022 Former San Diego Chargers Player Kevin Ellison Dies At 31

Former San Diego Chargers player Kevin Ellison died at 31. Ellison's died suddenly while he was walk....

04 Oct,2022 Joe Budden And Cyn Santana Split Four Months After Engagement

Love & Hip Hop couple Joe Budden and Cyn Santana have split up after only four months of engagement.....

04 Oct,2022 Jeff Bezos Steps Out With Girlfriend Lauren Sanchez First Time After They Made Headlines In January

Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend Lauren Sanches were spotted together for the first time. The couple wa....

02 Oct,2022 How Rich Is YouTuber Daniel Middleton Aka DanTDM? Net Worth, Income Sources, And Earnings

Daniel Middleton Aka DanTDM is a famous YouTuber and a vlogger. He never failed to dazzle his fans v....