Boeing Co. said it’s helping to investigate how a 737-800 plane arriving from Cuba slipped into a river after skidding off a runway near Jacksonville, Florida.
The chartered flight operated by Miami Air International Inc. was carrying 136 passengers and seven crew when it left the runway at Naval Air Station Jacksonville on Friday evening, Boeing said in a statement. Authorities said there were no fatalities.
The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said it has sent a “Go Team” of 16 to investigate “Friday’s runway excursion” and expects to hold a media briefing later on Saturday, according to two Twitter posts.
The investigators have “expertise in aircraft operations, structures, powerplants, human performance, weather, airports and other areas,” the NTSB said. Boeing said it’s providing technical assistance at the request and under the direction of the NTSB.