Commercial airplane slides off runway, lands in river near Naval Air Station in Florida

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Officials were called to assist after a MiamiAir plane landed in shallow water near the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida Friday night, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

The Naval Air Station Jacksonville said a Boeing 737 slid off of a runway into the St. Johns River at 9:40 p.m. ET.

A spokesperson from the station told CNN affiliate WJXT that the plane appears to have skidded off the airport runway while trying to land and ended up in the river.

Officials didn’t immediately say what caused the plane to leave the runway.

Authorities say the plane was not submerged in the water.

Every person on board is alive and accounted for, according to Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry.

Curry said teams are working to control jet fuel in the water.

This is a developing story.  FOX 8 will provide updates as they become available.

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