Plane diverted to St. Louis for emergency landing

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Associated Press

Posted on March 4, 2013 at 2:40 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A small aircraft with landing gear problems landed safely after it was diverted to diverted to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport from an airport in nearby southern Illinois.

Jeff Lea, a spokesman with the St. Louis airport, confirmed Monday afternoon that the flight was diverted.

The Federal Aviation Administration said eight people are aboard the Learjet 45, which was inbound from Wooster, Ohio. The FAA said the pilot reported trouble with the aircraft's front landing gear.

Authorities initially expected the plane to land at St. Louis Downtown Airport in Cahokia, 5 miles south of St. Louis.
 

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