Deceased pets recovered from plane in Florida river

Authorities say deceased pets have been recovered from a chartered jet that ran into a river at a Florida military base

Naval Air Station Jacksonville said in a statement late Sunday that a dog and two cats were recovered in their carriers from the Boeing 737 that skidded into the St. Johns River after landing at Naval Air Station Jacksonville.

None of the 143 human passengers and crew members had serious injuries from the landing Friday night.

Base officials said another cat that flew in the plane's cabin was safely removed by the cat's owner.

Meanwhile, the operator of the plane on Monday offered $2,500 to each passenger as a "goodwill gesture."

Passengers lined up on the planes wings while they waited for rescuers, who arrived within a few minutes.

"We understand and appreciate the difficult experience you endured," wrote CEO Kurt Kamrad.