21 people hospitalized after Boeing 737 slides into river in US

21 people hospitalized after Boeing 737 slides into river in US
# 04 May 2019 10:14 (UTC +04:00)

The office of the sheriff of the US city of Jacksonville, Florida, said on Saturday that 21 people had been hospitalized after a commercial aircraft had slid off into a river in Jacksonville during landing, ONA reports citing Sputnik.

"[A total of] 21 adults transported to local hospitals by @JFRDJAX [Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department]. All listed in good condition, no critical injuries," Jacksonville Sheriff's Office wrote on Twitter.

NAS Jacksonville confirmed that there had been 143 people on board.

"There were 136 passengers and seven aircrew 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," NAS Jacksonville wrote on Facebook.

The investigation is underway, NAS Jacksonville added.

At around 9:40 p.m. local time on Friday (01:40 Saturday GMT), a Boeing 737 charter aircraft, with 143 people on board, arriving from the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base to the Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, slid off the runway into the St. Johns River.

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