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Florida: plane slips after crash-landing in river

A Charter plane is lost on an American military airport in Florida from the runway and into a river slipped. The 143 people on Board came off easy, difficult, no one was hurt.

In Jacksonville in the US state of Florida has lost a Boeing 737, with 143 people on Board the runway and in the adjacent St. Johns river landed. All the passengers were safely out of the plane, informed the authorities.

The plane was on the way from the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba to the military airport of Jacksonville. On Board military members and their families. A total of 136 passengers and seven crew were members of the Board, informed the military airport.

21 people

wrote in Twitter that 21 adults were taken to hospitals. Hard, no one was hurt therefore, but.

Numerous rescue workers were deployed, including approximately 90 firefighters. Also, a unit of the U.S. Marines responded to the incident. According to Jacksonville mayor, Lenny Curry, the authorities tried to keep the leakage of fuel in the river under control. He also stated that the White house had offered after the incident for help.

search for the exact cause of the accident

A passenger told the TV channel CNN that the plane landed in the midst of Thunder and lightning "really hard". "We came down, the plane bounced literally on the floor. It was not clear that the Pilot had full control of the plane," she said.

Boeing informed, to have knowledge of the incident and are currently trying to find more information. The ill machine, the Charter airline Miami Air International. A report on the ABC News, according to the Ministry of defence had rented the plane.

Of the airport in Guantanamo fly in the week, only a few machines. Often they have soldiers and family members on Board, the visit to the mainland. The naval base is especially known because of the controversial prison camp is settled, the the US government after the September 11 attacks. September 2001-built, to suspected terrorists. The naval base is the greater, and much older.

memories of "miracle on the Hudson"

pictures from The scene of the accident recalled a similar incident in January 2009: at that Time, only three minutes after the Start of the New York airport La Guardia is an Airbus A320 of the company, US Airways had to make an emergency landing on the Hudson River.

All 155 people survived on Board the fall in the icy waters. The masterful performance of the pilot was hailed as a "miracle on the Hudson" - and later made into a movie.

The "Hero of the Hudson" talks about flight 1549, 10.02.2009 Atlas |USA |Jacksonville

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