Airplane goes off runway in Jacksonville

Florida plane crash: NAS Jacksonville Boeing 737 from Guantanamo Bay 'skids off runway' - Daily Star

Florida plane crash: NAS Jacksonville Boeing 737 from Guantanamo Bay 'skids off runway' - Daily Star

Bormann said she hit her head on a plastic tray on the seat in front of her as the plane veered sideways and off the runway.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office posted on Twitter that a marine unit responded to assist.

The plane is in shallow water and not submerged, and everyone is alive, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said.

News media in Jacksonville Florida is reporting a Boeing 737 carrying 140 people has overrun a runway.

There were no reports of fatalities but at least twenty one people who suffered injuries were rushed to hospital for treatment and others were attended to at the scene.

A Boeing 737 commercial jet escaped tragedy Friday after it skid on the runway and fell into the St. John's River near Jacksonville, Florida after landing, Reuters reported.

The mayor said emergency crews were working to contain the jet fuel released into the water.

The 737 is registered N732MA and was delivered to Miami Air International in April 2001.

The FAA said the plane belonged to Miami Air International, a charter company based in Miami which does military charters.

There has been no official word on what exactly caused the accident although bad weather conditions have been mentioned.