737 carrying 142 people lands in river in Jacksonville, Fla

The sheriff's office said its marine unit assisted Naval Air Station Jacksonville in the response effort.

A jet carrying 136 people skidded off a runway and slid into the St. Johns River, CNN affiliate WJXT reported.

United States media reports at least two people have been injured in the accident.

The plane is owned by Miami Air International, which operates charter flights from Guantanamo to Naval air stations in Jacksonville and Norfolk, Virginia.

Mayor Curry tweeted President Trump had been in touch as the situation was developing to offer any assistance.

The aircraft involved is N732MA, an 18 year old 737-800 that has bounced between Miami Air and TUI Group.

A commercial plane went into the river near Jacksonville, Florida, mayor said.

Boeing has responded to the accident saying that it was aware of it and was gathering information.

Officials didn't immediately say what caused the plane to leave the runway. The National Transportation Safety Board has launched an investigation.

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