Boeing has released a statement following an incident involving one of their panes which skidded off a runway into a river in Miami.
“A 737-800 charter flight operated by Miami Air International skidded off a runway at Naval Air Station Jacksonville and went into the St. Johns River Friday evening.
Boeing extends its well wishes to all those involved as 136 passengers and seven crew were reported on board.
Boeing is providing technical assistance at the request and under the direction of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) as the agency conducts its investigation.”
The plane, a Boeing 737, was arriving from Cuba into Naval Air Station Jacksonville about 9:40 p.m. and crashed into the St. Johns River at the end of the runway, the station said.
The plane hit rough weather and slid off the runway, an aviation source told NBC News on Friday.
Mayor Lenny Curry said that all lives had been accounted for, NBC affiliate WTLV reported.
It was carrying 136 passengers and seven crew, according to the naval station. Initial reports indicated that 150 people were on board.