No fatalities after plane slides into river in Florida

The aircraft had 136 people on board and all were reported to be safe.

The plane reportedly skidded off a runway at the Jacksonville Naval Complex and went into the St. Johns River. There were preliminary reports of two minor injuries, the FAA said.

The sheriff's office also said "every person is alive". The flights typically carry members of the military being rotated on or off assignments on the base, family members and VIPs. The plane crashed into a relatively shallow dredge in the river and the passenger cabin was not submerged.

The flight was not a commercial flight but rather a Miami Air charter 737 operating to NAS Jacksonville.

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On Twitter the mayor of Jacksonville said everyone on board the plane is "alive and accounted for".

He added that the White House called to offer help while the situation was developing.

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

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

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