Southwest flight lands at Spirit of St. Louis Airport due to weather

10:25 PM, Aug 26, 2012   |    comments
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Chesterfield, MO (KSDK) - A Southwest Airlines flight had to divert to Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield Sunday evening due to heavy weather. 

The Boeing 737 aircraft was carrying over 130 people on a flight from Denver to St. Louis, and was scheduled to land at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport between 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Lambert was not closed at any point as the weather moved through, and it was the pilots of the Southwest flight that made the decision to land at the alternate airport after circling for an extended period of time. 

No one on the aircraft was injured, and officials at Lambert are working to bus the passengers back to the terminal at the airport. 

No additional flights were forced to divert as a result of the weather.    

KSDK

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