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Boeing 737 Plane With 143 On Board Slides Into St. Johns River In Jacksonville
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Boeing 737 Plane With 143 On Board Slides Into St. Johns River In Jacksonville

A Boeing 737 aircraft arriving at the naval air station in Jacksonville, Fla., from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, skidded into the St. Johns River on Friday night. Every one of the 136 travelers and seven flight team individuals on board are alive and represented, authorities at Naval Air Station Jacksonville said in an announcement. Twenty-one grown-ups were transported to local hospitals with minor wounds announced. "Non-critical status is what we had of the 21 individuals transported [to local hospitals]," Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department representative Tom Francis said. Authorities did not promptly say what made the plane depart the runway. Amid a news conference, Capt. Michael P. Connor, the commanding officer at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, said "the cause of the m...