US plane in Florida with 136 people aboard slides into river while trying to land during thunderstorm, no casualties

A Boeing 737 commercial jet with 136 people on board skidded into the St. Johns River near Jacksonville, Florida while it was trying to land during a heavy thunderstorm on Friday, a spokesman for Naval Air Station Jacksonville said.

There were no reports of casualties but local WOKV-TV said that at least two people suffered minor injuries.

The flight coming from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay slid into the river at the end of the runway at about 9:40 p.m. local time, the air station said.

The mayor of Jacksonville, Lenny Curry, said on Twitter that crews were working to control jet fuel on the water. He said everyone on board the flight was “alive and accounted for.”

Curry said in a separate tweet that U.S. President Donald Trump had called him to offer help.

“The plane was not submerged. Every person is alive and accounted for,” the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said on Twitter.

The sheriff’s tweet was accompanied by two photographs showing the plane bearing the logo of Miami Air International resting in shallow water and fully intact.

Miami Air International is a charter airline operating a fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

Representatives for the airline could not immediately be reached for comment by Reuters on Friday evening.

A Boeing spokesman said that the company was aware of the incident and was gathering information.