(ASSOCIATED PRESS) – Federal investigators have taken possession of the flight data recorder from the chartered jet that ran off a military base runway and into the St Johns River in north Florida.
The National Transportation Safety Board tweeted a photo of an investigator holding the orange recorder that was recovered Saturday from the Boeing 737 that overran the runway at Naval Air Station Jacksonville the previous night.
The military charter landed hard in a thunderstorm carrying 143 people from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Everyone on board was alive and there were no serious injuries.
The plane remains stuck in shallow water.
Marine units from local sheriff and fire departments joined first responders from the naval air station in helping passengers and crew who had lined up on the plane’s wings to safety.