Plane makes emergency landing in St. Louis

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ST. LOUIS, MO – Well it wasn’t five days aboard a nasty cruise ship, but it also wasn’t a travel experience anyone would wish for.

A Learjet carrying eight people left Wooster, Ohio Monday morning. For about an hour and a half, the plane circled the sky above St. Louis, waiting to land.

The only problem was, according to the FAA, the landing gear wasn’t working right.

The pilot reported the issue just before noon and prepared to land at St. Louis Downtown Airport (which is actually in Cahokia, Ill.

Just after 1:30 p.m. the plane safely landed at St. Louis-Lambert International Airport.

All is well, and passengers were only about five miles away from their intended destination.

Maybe next time they’ll opt to fly commercial.