Fire rescue: Jet carrying 142 people in water near NAS Jacksonville

Courtesy Jacksonville Sheriff's Office via Twitter

Courtesy Jacksonville Sheriff's Office via Twitter

It has been reported that the aircraft was trying to make a landing at Naval Air Station Jacksonville and slid off the runway into St. John's River.

The plane was a military contract flight travelling from the Naval Air Station at Guantanamo Bay, the Federal Aviation Authority said.

A large plane went down in the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida, according to multiple reports on social media.

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said all passengers and crew members were accounted for, but several people were taken to hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The plane, a Miami Air flight, ended up in the water but was not submerged, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office tweeted.

He added crews were working to control jet fuel on the water. The crash was most likely caused by heavy thunderstorms in the area.

One of the passengers on the plane provided an update on his experience.

The White House had been briefed and was offering support, WJXT 4 reporter Vic Micolucci tweeted.

The first incident occurred on September 28, 2012 at the Concord Regional Airport in North Carolina.

It's unclear if the same issue was involved which brought down this plane.