April 23rd, 2011
07:50 PM ET

Planes to land again at St. Louis airport a day after historic tornado

A handful of incoming flights are set to touch down Saturday night at St. Louis' airport for the first time in about 24 hours after a powerful tornado hit.

The twister left behind what a National Weather Service meteorologist called "an incredible trail of devastation" - but no deaths or life-threatening injuries - across nine western Missouri communities.

Earlier Saturday, officials had said that they expected operations at Lambert-St. Louis Airport would resume Sunday, as the work continued to restart power, conduct safety checks and clean up the damage in terminals to planes and at parking lots.

The plan now is to have the airport at 70% capacity starting Sunday morning, said St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay.

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  1. sdf

    Historic? ...perhaps for the amount of publicity

    April 24, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  2. ole Lady

    They'll clean up and get back to business as usual. Wow. "Landed" some good news.

    April 24, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  3. ole Lady

    And no one was killed in the glass house.

    April 24, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  4. RUFFNUTT

    omg!! planes landing at the airport... whoa! next there will be boats in the water..

    April 24, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ole Lady

    And they'll disappear in the bermuda triangle.

    April 24, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
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    Meee, are you male or female?

    April 24, 2011 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
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