UPDATE: Plane Now Landing at St. Louis Lambert Airport
ST. LOUIS — According to KMOV out of St. Louis, the plane is now planning to land at Lambert International Airport in St. Louis. KMOV stated that officials said the plane was burning off fuel at a high rate.
Officials said that after nearly an hour of looking for a place to land at the Cahokia airport, the pilot headed to Lambert Airport, where it made a successful emergency landing about 1:30 p.m.
All passengers on board the plane transferred from the airport on a bus. KMOV said emergency vehicles were on standby as a precaution.
The damage to the plane was still being assessed.
Multiple fire departments were on the scene at Parks Airport as the plane was initially expected to have to crash land.