Airliner carrying 143 people slides off runway into river in Jacksonville

An airliner carrying 136 passengers and seven crew skidded off the runway in Jacksonville on Friday night and went into the St. Johns River.

The accident at the Naval Air Station happened about 9:40 p.m.

The plane was a Boeing 737 arriving from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, according to the Florida Times-Union, which added that the plane was a Department of Defense-contracted flight.

Authorities said everyone survived, and that there were only two minor injuries. Rescue crews were searching for two dogs and a cat.