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At least 21 people hospitalised after commercial plane slides into river


Tallahassee, Twenty-one people were taken to hospital after a commercial plane skidded off into a river in Jacksonville, Florida during landing, officials on Saturday said. The Boeing 737 jet with 143 people on board, was flying from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Naval Air Station Jacksonville, a military airport eight miles south of the Florida city. "A total of 21 adults transported to local hospitals by Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department. All listed in good condition, no critical injuries," Jacksonville Sheriff's Office tweeted. "There were 136 passengers and seven aircrew on board and all have been accounted for. Minor injuries have been reported, treated at the scene, and those requiring additional treatment were transported to a local hospital. There were no fatalities," NAS Jacksonville wrote on Facebook. Investigation is underway, NAS Jacksonville added.

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