Eight passengers safely walked off a small aircraft Monday afternoon at St. Louis-Lambert International Airport after the pilot reported landing gear troubles.
The plane was poised for an emergency landing on Monday afternoon. But St. Louis airport director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge says no one was injured and the passengers were happy to see the bus and get off the plane.
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Passengers aboard the Learjet 45 inbound from Wooster, Ohio, found themselves in a tense situation. Emergency crews awaited their arrival at both the St. Louis airport and the plane's original destination, St. Louis Downtown Airport in Cahokia, Ill.
Hamm-Niebruegge says the plane was diverted to St. Louis because the airport is better prepared for an emergency landing.