Local media reported that a Boeing 737 passenger airliner landed at an airport in Jacksonville, after Cuba’s flight from Guantanamo Bay to the US state of Florida, but was then dragged off the runway to the St.Johns River.
Upon the flight to the river, 80 personnel of the Jacksonville fire brigade arrived at the scene. Rescue crews who first boarded the plane said there was no water in the cabin. Passengers flying to the wing of the plane were taken to the shore. It was stated that the passengers on the plane were the military personnel, their families, the people living or working in Guantanamo.
According to a statement made by the authorities after the incident, there was no loss of life and it is not known why the plane carrying 136 passengers was dragged into the river.
Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced that it was a 737 used by the Department of Defense, although it said that the first tweette to the river was a commercial airliner. Authorities, teams in the aircraft’s fuel tank to check for a leak was passed. National Transportation Security Administration began to examine the accident recorded.Verification: a52955ea8dbc373f