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Boeing 737 from Guantanamo Bay with 143 onboard skids off Florida runway into river

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Saturday, 04 May, 2019, 10:35
Boeing 737 from Guantanamo Bay with 143 onboard skids off Florida runway into river

A MILITARY jet with 143 onboard has crashed off a runway in the United States, skidding into a nearby river.

The Miami Air International Boeing 737, arriving from Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, came down at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida before skidding into the St Johns River.

Onboard were 136 passengers and seven crewmembers.

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