Plane skids off runway into river with 136 on board

A plane has skidded off a runway and into a river near the city of Jacksonville in Florida.

The Boeing 737 jet ended up in the St John’s River after landing at about 9.40pm Friday, local time, according to a spokesman for Naval Air Station Jacksonville.

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said the plane was “not submerged” and that everyone on board “is alive and accounted for”.

Crews are trying to control jet fuel on the water, they added.

The flight had been coming from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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Source: SKY NEWS

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