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(CNN)A Boeing 737 plane arriving from Guantanamo Bay in Cuba went off the runway into the St. Johns River in Florida on Friday night, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said.

"I've been briefed that all lives have been accounted for," the mayor tweeted.
The plane is in shallow water and not submerged, and everyone is alive, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said.
The plane slid off a runway into the St. Johns River at 9:40 p.m. ET, a spokesman from the Naval Air Station Jacksonville said. It appears to have skidded off the airport runway while trying to land and ended up in the river, CNN affiliate WJXT reported.
The plane was arriving "from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba into Naval Air Station Jacksonville " and crashed into the river at the end of the runway, Naval Air Station Jacksonville
"Navy security and emergency response personnel are on the scene and monitoring the situation," it said.
David Soucie, a former inspector for the Federal Aviation Administration, described it as a private jet charter. Curry had initially called it a commercial flight.
"The fact that they were all brought out of the aircraft safely and no one was hurt says a lot about how the crew reacted to this situation," he said.
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 Marine Unit was called to assist @NASJax_ in reference to a commercial airplane in shallow water. The plane was not submerged. Every person is alive and accounted for.

 
Curry said fire and rescue crews were on the scene. "While they work please pray," he wrote.
President Donald Trump's White House called to offer help as the situation was developing, the mayor said.

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Took me a few reads to see you wrote WET jet not WestJet. Took me a few reads to see you wrote WET jet not WestJet. 

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More. High approach speeds, no brakes, wet runways and tailwinds make for a bad combination.

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This 737-200 (C-FNAP) was originally owned and operated by Nordair. Back in the mid—1970’s before EPA had their own 737’s, Nordair had a business agreement to operate ND planes on some EPA routes even painting some aircraft in EPA colours. One snowy night this aircraft rolled into a snowbank at the end of a Charlottetown runway slightly bending back the right wing and wrinkling the right side fuselage. Boeing inspected the aircraft finding it to be within operational limits and continued to fly with ND, Canair and then Royal

 

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48 minutes ago, blues deville said:

One snowy night this aircraft rolled into a snowbank at the end of a Charlottetown runway slightly bending back the right wing and wrinkling the right side fuselage. Boeing inspected the aircraft finding it to be within operational limits and continued to fly with ND, Canair and then Royal

Maybe that explains why I felt this one flew “funny” compared to the others in the fleet. 

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