Fire and Rescue crews rushed to Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida, on Friday night after a military charter plane carrying 143 people skidded off the runway and plunged into water.

The Miami Air Boeing 737 was returning from Guantanamo Bay when it ended up in St. Johns River following the botched landing, which occurred shortly after 9.30pm.

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The plane was not fully submerged in the water, and all passengers were evacuated safely.

Two people were treated for minor injuries, according to CBS.

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The plane was carrying military personnel, with one woman taking to Twitter to reveal her spouse was on board the jet.

‘My husband coming off deployment [in Guantanamo] is on this plane,‘ she wrote.

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry kept citizens updated on the situation as it unfolded, revealing that the White House has called to offer its assistance.

Late on Friday, teams were working to control jet fuel that had leaked out of the aircraft and into the water.

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The 18-year-old Miami Air International jet sustained minimal damage.

The cause of the botched landing will be investigated.

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The flight was returning from Guantanamo Bay in Cuba

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Credits: Daily Mail

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