Miami Air International military charter flight GL 293 from Guantanamo Bay Naval Air Station, Cuba to Jacksonville Naval Air Station, Florida (south of downtown) with 136 passengers and seven crew members, overran the runway 10 and ended up in the St. Johns River at 9:40 p.m. on May 3. All passengers and crew members were safely rescued from the wing.
At least 21 were transported to local hospitals with minor injuries.
There were reported thunderstorms in the area at the time of the landing. An estimated 3/4 of an inch of rain had occurred before the flight landing according to News 4 JAX.
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Photos: Office of Sheriff – Jacksonville Police.
The aircraft involved is the pictured Boeing 737-81Q N732MA (msn 30618) which is unlikely to fly again
Top Copyright Photo: Miami Air International Boeing 737-81Q WL N732MA (msn 30618) MIA (Brian McDonough). Image: 903868.
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A NTSB team is flying from Washington to Jacksonville today to investigate the accident.