Our hearts go out to the crew and passengers on the Miami Air Military Charter that overran the runway at Naval Air Station Jacksonville and slid into St. John’s River. The crew evacuated the aircraft professionally and safely after the aircraft laid to rest in the water. No serious injuries have been reported and no loss of life.
The 18-year old 737-800 was in route to Jacksonville from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and was bringing troops back from deployment.
We realize these kind of events can be traumatic and encourage you to reach out to the AFA Alaska EAP Committee if you need assistance. The EAP is a support service provided by Flight Attendants for Flight Attendants, their families, and partners. EAP peer representatives are trained to provide three distinct, but interrelated services that include assessment, support and referral services, professional standards, and critical incident response.
Please call 206.619.3032 or 949.470.0493 if you need assistance.