The plane was not submerged. Every person is alive and accounted for.
The airplane came to rest in the shallow waters of St. Johns River, sustaining substantial damage. The 137 passengers and crew survived and initially there have been no reported injuries.
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA — A commercial aircraft slid off a Naval Air Station Jacksonville runway and into the St. John’s River Friday evening, according to officials.
The aircraft, a Boeing 737 arriving from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, slid off the runway and into shallow water at the end of the runway around 9:40 p.m.
Approximately 137 people were on board the aircraft at the time of the incident. Officials are reporting everyone on board is alive and accounted for.
Navy security and emergency response personnel are on the scene.
No further information has been released.