Learjet lands safely at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport after landing gear issue

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Video: Learjet lands safely at Lambert Airport (RAW video)

  • A Learjet made an emergency landing at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.
  • Image courtesy of FlightAware.com
  • Emergency crews in place at St. Louis International Airport before the plane was diverted to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.

ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KSDK) - A Lear 45 private jet with landing gear troubles landed safely at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.

The plane was originally scheduled to land at St. Louis Downtown Airport in Cahokia, Illinois.

PHOTOS: Learjet makes emergency landing at Lambert

Eight people were onboard the airplane at the time.  The passengers were taken off the plane and boarded an airport bus.

There's been no word if anyone was injured.

NewsChannel 5 has confirmed the plane is registered to Aerometro LLC out of Houston, Texas.  The plane took off from Wooster, Ohio at 9:59 a.m. Central Time and was scheduled to land in Cahokia at 11:53 a.m. Central Time.

The plane landed at Lambert shortly after 1:30 p.m. and later towed off the runway.

A manager at Signature Flight Support, based out of Lambert Airport, said he noticed hydraulic fluid underneath the plane as it was being towed away.


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