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UPDATE:
Learjet landed safely at Lambert Airport just after 1:30 PM. No visible damage to plane. Emergency crews on scene to examine plane. EARLIER:
Lambert Airport is preparing for the emergency landing of a Learjet that is reporting disabled landing gear.

The plane had been circling Parks Airport in Cahokia. The pilot of the plane alerted the tower of a problem just after 12 o'clock, and the tower in turn notified the fire department. An employee of Parks Airport, and she confirms 8 passengers are on board the plane, which she believes was heading for St. Louis.

Apparently the jet is experiencing problems with the landing gear...the nose gear to be more specific...its having problems extending the nose gear underneath the front of the Learjet.

In situations like these, the airport will handle these emergencies on a case-by-case basis.
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