Flight makes emergency landing at Lambert Airport

12:12 PM, Oct 1, 2012   |    comments
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St. Louis, MO (KSDK) -- An American Airlines flight from Chicago to Dallas made an emergency landing at Lambert Airport.

NewsChannel 5's Alex Fees learned the first officer was having chest pains during the flight. 

American Airlines spokeswoman Mary Frances Fagan said another pilot was in the jump seat and took over the duties of the first officer.

Paramedics took the first officer off the plane after it landed in St. Louis at 10:51 a.m. Monday.  He then was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

American Airlines said there were 140 passengers and five crew members on the MD80.

No one was injured.

A new cockpit crew was assigned to the flight and the plane was expected to land in dallas at 1:37 p.m.


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