More trouble for the embattled company Boeing as another plane lands in a river. A Boeing 737 plane flying from Guantanamo Bay in Cuba to Florida went off the runway into the St. Johns River in Florida on Friday night.
The plane slid off a runway into the St. Johns River at 9:40 p.m. ET, a spokesman from the Naval Air Station Jacksonville said. It appears to have skidded off the airport runway while trying to land and ended up in the river.
There were no casualties all lives have been accounted for.
Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said.”I’ve been briefed that all lives have been accounted for,” the mayor tweeted.
The plane is in shallow water and not submerged, and everyone is alive, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said.
The plane was arriving “from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba into Naval Air Station Jacksonville ” and crashed into the river at the end of the runway, Naval Air Station Jacksonville.
It’s been a tough couple of months for Boeing. Since the tragic crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302, the American aviation giant has seen its hot-selling 737 Max airliner grounded, its stock plunged 10%, and its reputation tarnished by the scandal.
Boeing recently admitted that a faulty sensor triggered the 737 Max’s Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System or MCAS on both the Lion Air Flight JT610 and the Ethiopian Airlines plane. The system’s activation precipitated nose dives that likely led to both crashes.