All passengers and crew escaped from a chartered Boeing 737 that slid into water after attempting to land at Naval Air Station Jacksonville in Florida on the evening of 3 May.

"A Boeing 737 arriving from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba into Naval Air Station Jacksonville slid off the runway into the St Johns River," says a statement from the naval air station.

“No fatalities reported,” tweeted Jacksonville mayor Lenny Curry. “We have a commercial plane down on the river… Teams working to control jet fuel in the water.”

The naval air station says the incident occurred at about 21:40 local time and that the aircraft was carrying 136 passengers and seven crew. It also confirms "there were no fatalities".

"All have been accounted for. Minor injuries have been reported, treated at the scene, and those requiring additional treatment were transported to a local hospital," the air station adds.

Photographs posted online by Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office show the aircraft partially submerged in water.

The 737 has the name Miami Air painted on the fuselage, though that airline could not immediately be reached to confirm it was operating the 737 at the time of the accident.

Miami Air 737 Jax

The 737 came to rest partially submerged

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

Miami Air International operates five 737-800s, according to Cirium’s Fleets Analyzer.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office says 21 adults were transported to local hospitals.

“All listed in good condition. No critical injuries,” the sheriff’s office tweeted.

A “marine unit was called to assist... [with] a commercial airplane in shallow water. The plane was not submerged,” the sheriff’s office added.

The Federal Aviation Administration deferred comment to Naval Air Station Jacksonville, which sits on the banks of the St Johns River.

“We are aware of an incident in Jacksonville, Fla, and are gathering information,” Boeing tweeted.

Source: Cirium Dashboard