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A chartered Boeing 737-800 goes into the river in Florida

Jacksonville - A Miami Air International Boeing 737-800 slided off the runway while landing at the Naval Air Base in Jacksonville, Florida and went into the St. Johns River.

The incident occurred Friday night. The Miami Air International Flight 293, which was arriving from the Guantanamo Bay military station in Cuba, went 100 feet off the runway during landing and slipped into the St. Johns River.

There were136 passengers and seven crew members on board. No fatalities were reported. 21 passengers were taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

The cause of the incident remains unclear. The plane reportedly landed during a rainstorm with low visibility, which may have factored in the crash landing.

An investigation by the Airbase officials is underway. The NTSB said that it would also send a team.

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