A passenger machine of the type 737 with 140 people on Board veered off the US-military airport, Jacksonville of the slope and in an adjacent river landed. All occupants would have survived, informed the local police via Twitter.
#JSO 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. pic.twitter.com/4n1Fyu5nTS— Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) 4. May 2019
This will also Jacksonville mayor, Lenny Curry wrote Friday night on Twitter. Police have released photos from the scene with the plane in the water. The airport announced that the plane had come from the naval base at Guantánamo. Against 21.40 PM the machine was brought down at the end of the runway in the St. Johns river. The cause of the accident was initially unclear. Jacksonville is located on the East coast of the USA in the state of Florida.
4. All alive and accounted for. Our Fire and Rescue teams are family to all. @JFRDJAX @jaff122— Lenny Curry (@lenny curry) 4. May 2019
The pictures from Jacksonville remember a similar incident from January of 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 on Board survived the crash in the icy waters. The masterful performance of the pilot was hailed as a "miracle on the Hudson" - and later made into a movie.
Created: 04.05.2019, 05:13 PM