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Boeing 737 Goes Off Runway Into River In Jacksonville, Fla.

A Boeing 737-800 jet arriving from the Guantanamo Bay military station in Cuba went 100 feet off the runway at Naval Air Station Jacksonville and into the St. Johns River in Florida on Friday evening.

The chartered Miami Air International Flight 293, which was reportedly carrying 136 passengers and seven crew members, prompted a “massive rescue response” to the scene but no fatalities were reported, according to Jacksonville’s WJXT-TV. The passengers were a mix of military personnel and civilians, the station reported.

The commanding officer at Naval Air Station Jacksonville said the landing was a miracle, according to a reporter from Jacksonville’s WOKV Radio. “It could have been much worse,” he said.

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