Distressed Plane Makes Crash Landing in St. Louis

Learjet had 8 people aboard

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Mar 4, 2013 1:42 PM CST

(Newser) – A distressed Learjet with eight people aboard successfully made an emergency landing in St. Louis' Lambert Field this afternoon after reporting landing gear trouble. Observers on the scene said the landing gear appeared to function. Passengers are disembarking the plane now. Fire trucks, ambulances and emergency crews were on hand in Illinois' Cahokia Airport tarmac, but Lambert Field ultimately had more runway space.

Lambert Field airport in St. Louis is seen in this satellite photo.
Lambert Field airport in St. Louis is seen in this satellite photo.   (NASA via Wikimedia)
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