Plane completes emergency landing at St. Louis airport

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A plane with landing gear problems was able to land safely at Lambert Airport. CNN confirms the plane is from Wooster, OH.

According to KTVI, the airport has confirmed eight people were on board and officials at the airport say they were prepared for a crash-landing scenario. Four ambulances were requested along with Arch Helicopter and other emergency equipment.

The Learjet planned to make an emergency landing at Parks Airport in Cahokia, Illinois but was diverted to Lambert.

Just after noon Monday, the plane reported a problem with its front landing gear. The plane circled the airport to burn off fuel.

The plane flew by the tower for a visual inspection and determined the front landing gear was copped to the side. Officials in the tower said the plane will have to land without its gear.  Airport officials believe the plane was indeed on the way to land at Parks Airport.