A Boeing 737 plane from Guantanamo Bay, belonging to the United States Department of Defense has crash landed on water.
The plane was carrying 136 passengers and seven crew members on a flight from Guantanamo Bay typically carry civilian employees, contractors and military families.
Officials say that the incident that occurred late Friday recorded no serious injury.
Jacksonville Fire and Rescue said 21 passengers were transported to the hospital, all in good condition.
There were two “very minor” injuries, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
“At approximately 9:40 p.m. today, a Boeing 737 arriving from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba into Naval Air Station Jacksonville crashed into the St. Johns River at the end of the runway,” Naval Air Station Jacksonville said in a statement.
“Navy security and emergency response personnel are on the scene and monitoring the situation.”
“all lives have been accounted for,” he said.
Authorities also said teams were working to control jet fuel which had leaked into the water.
Source: Naija News