Fire rescue: Jet carrying 142 people in water near NAS Jacksonville
All people on board are accounted for, fire rescue says
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A commercial jet carring 142 people went down in the St. Johns River near NAS Jacksonville on Friday, according to the Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department.
All people on board were alive and accounted for, according to Fire Rescue and the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
The plane was said to be a 737 airplane. These photos were shared by the Sheriff's Office:
According to an NAS Jacksonville spokesperson, the plane appears to have skid off the airport runway while trying to land and ended up in the St. Johns River.
Mayor Lenny Curry tweeted:
We have a commercial plane down on the river. I’ve been briefed by our Fire and Rescue. They are on the scene. While they work please pray.— Lenny Curry (@lennycurry) May 4, 2019
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