Plane safely makes emergency landing
This plane landed safely in St. Louis, Missouri, Monday after developing problems with its landing gear after taking off from Wooster, Ohio.
March 4th, 2013
02:52 PM ET

Plane safely makes emergency landing

[Update 2:48 p.m. ET] A light aircraft with landing gear problems landed intact Monday afternoon at St. Louis-Lambert International Airport.

CNN affiliate KTVI said eight people were aboard the Learjet.

Officials earlier said that they expected the plane to touch down at St. Louis Downtown Airport, which is across the Mississippi River from St. Louis in Cahokia, Illinois.

The plane landed "without incident" at 1:32 p.m. CT (2:32 p.m. ET), the Federal Aviation Administration said. It had departed Wooster, Ohio, en route to St. Louis Downtown Airport earlier in the day.

[First report 1:53 p.m. ET] A light aircraft reporting landing gear problems is preparing to make an emergency landing at St. Louis Downtown Airport - also known as Parks Airport - in Cahokia, Illinois, according to CNN affiliate KTVI.

Just before noon, the plane reported a problem with its landing gear, KTVI reported.

This is a developing story.  We'll bring you more details as we get them.

Filed under: Illinois • Missouri • Ohio • Plane emergency landing • Travel • U.S.
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. BOMBO

    I hope the pilot didn't have the fish.

    March 4, 2013 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  2. ellie

    I have no problem reporting the news and an airplane problem is a big deal BUT pilots are prepared to handle many situations and we land planes everyday with problems you know nothing about. No.1 – pilots keep calm, consistently assessing the problem and choose the best option to save the souls onboard. Creating drama is despicable and staying on air with any anchor just talking to get ratings probably makes Horace Greeley or Edward Murrow turnover in their graves. But then again, I seriously doubt the word "yellow journalism" has even been taught or it would not be so prevalent. I turned the news on and saw this. People, there are souls onboard and your qualification or anyone not on that airplane has no business to report unknown facts. You are speculating only. My dad was a pilot from WWII to 1980 and saw his share of problems but pilots are level-headed, they do what they must for no other reason than to save lives. Seems like the only thing CNN and other networks wanted was a dramatic crash. How sad! Kudos to the pilots saving the passengers and also the Lear. Ask Sully, he kept level-headed, assessed the situation, and made a call. Now you given Rodman air time. Good grief Charlie Brown! Turning the channel.

    March 4, 2013 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Chont

    "They're on instruments"

    March 4, 2013 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mr Science

    Tell me everything that happened – from the beginning.

    March 4, 2013 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. dazzle ©

    Yet another name Andre. You're still huffing.

    March 4, 2013 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    I don't care if this is a developing story. I don't care if there's more details. They got down OK, that's all that matters.

    March 4, 2013 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  7. USA Bob

    Wonder if any of the towed Carnival poopy cruise ship folks, were of the 8 here. Those people are jinxed for the rest of their lives.

    March 4, 2013 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |