Boeing 737 Plane plunges into a river with 136 people on board

Boeing planes are simply ill-fated. The planes have taken the lives of many people. But why?

A Boeing 737 commercial charter jet with 136 people on board slid into the St Johns River near Jacksonville in Florida after landing on Friday, the Naval Air Station Jacksonville says.

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There were no reports of fatalities but local television station WOKV-TV said that at least two people suffered minor injuries and that the plane was attempting to land during a heavy thunderstorm.

The office of the sheriff said 21 adults were transported to local hospitals and all were listed “in good condition, no critical injuries”. Over 80 Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department officers attended.

The flight arriving from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay in Cuba went into the river at the end of the runway at about 9.40 pm local time (11.40am AEST), the air station said.

The mayor of Jacksonville, Lenny Curry, said on Twitter that everyone on board the flight was “alive and accounted for” and that crews were working to control jet fuel on the water.

Curry said in a separate tweet that US President Donald Trump had called him to offer help.

Officials didn’t immediately say what caused the plane to leave the runway.

“The plane was not submerged. Every person is alive and accounted for,” the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said on Twitter.

The sheriff’s tweet was accompanied by two photographs showing the plane bearing the logo of Miami Air International resting in shallow water and fully intact with minimal damage.

In photos, the plane appeared to be missing its nose.

Miami Air International is a charter airline operating a fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

Representatives for the airline could not immediately be reached for comment on Friday evening.

A Boeing spokesman said that the company was aware of the incident and was gathering information.

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