A large plane went down in the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida, according to multiple reports on social media. According to local Sheriff, the aircraft was Boeing 737. There were no fatalities as a result of the crash, Sheriff said. However, several people have reportedly been injured in the accident.
The mayor of Jacksonville said he had been briefed on the situation by the local fire and rescue service.
#JSO Marine Unit was called to assist @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
We’re at main command center as more rescuers arrive to site of 737 in river. pic.twitter.com/cSVXganUxK— Vic Micolucci WJXT (@WJXTvic) May 4, 2019
Massive rescue response to 737 in river off @NASJax_ pic.twitter.com/eZi7Frb0cv— Vic Micolucci WJXT (@WJXTvic) May 4, 2019
The plane believed to be carrying 136 passengers and 6 crew members on board has skidded off the runway at Naval Air Station Jacksonville in Florida and went into the St. Johns River, local officials said. The plane was arriving from Guantanamo Bay, local media reported.
Boeing has responded to the accident saying that it was aware of it and was gathering information.
We are aware of an incident in Jacksonville, Fla. and are gathering information.— Boeing Airplanes (@BoeingAirplanes) May 4, 2019