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PLANE REPORTING LANDING GEAR PROBLEMS ATTEMPTING EMERGENCY LANDING AT CAHOKIA, ILLINOIS AIRPORT
FOX NEWS ^ | 03/04/13 | FOX

Posted on 03/04/2013 11:02:59 AM PST by Doogle

live feed............

http://video.foxnews.com/v/1155606214001/

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: aviation; cahokia; plane
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March 4, 2013 (CAHOKIA, Ill.) (WLS) -- A small plane with gear problems is circling above Cahokia airport in downstate Illinois.

Eight people are on board the Learjet, according to published reports. Officials at Parks Airport in Cahokia, Ill., say they are prepared for an emergency landing.

Ambulances have been called to the scene.

Just before noon, the pilot reported a problem with the landing gear. A fly by led officials to determine something was wrong.

1 posted on 03/04/2013 11:03:05 AM PST by Doogle
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To: Chode

ping

http://video.foxnews.com/v/1155606214001/


2 posted on 03/04/2013 11:05:03 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

Helicopter pilot doesn’t have a visual of the plane. Thinks it may be circling to burn off fuel. Emergency response is on the ready nearby the runway.

Prayers up!!!!


3 posted on 03/04/2013 11:05:56 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Doogle

I turned on the live feed and it started with an ad for American Airlines LOL


4 posted on 03/04/2013 11:06:08 AM PST by RetroSexual
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To: Doogle

Why the Air Force plane involved?...seems kinda strange that it would be doing a fly by to check out a privately owned plane’s landing gear?...


5 posted on 03/04/2013 11:07:25 AM PST by ~Vor~ (Freeper since 10/98)
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To: Doogle
Boehner's Fault!
6 posted on 03/04/2013 11:07:41 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Doogle

issue over dumping fuel so captain is burning fuel off to his comfort level for landing? at least they won’t bend their propellers. Good luck and foam it up.


7 posted on 03/04/2013 11:08:03 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Doogle
It'll be ok if the pilot doesn't freak out. A Lear is a pretty stout little plane. Hold that wing up until there aint no more lift left. Usually a mouse builds a nest in the gear well and linkage. The pilot does not see it during a preflight inspection. Once the gear goes up it bends the linkage and breaks the crossbolt connecting the drop linkage arms, preventing it from then lowering due to bent / broken stuff.

This happens on private or charter jets only because they tend to spend a lot more time inside hangars during periods of unuse.

8 posted on 03/04/2013 11:09:17 AM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: RetroSexual

:)


9 posted on 03/04/2013 11:09:30 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

WOW, LIVE?

First, David Copperfield made his plane appear last night in Peoria due to some funny noise, and now this one not far away...


10 posted on 03/04/2013 11:09:30 AM PST by bigbob
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To: Doogle

What is that annoying sound on the live feed? Radio beacon?


11 posted on 03/04/2013 11:10:10 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Doogle

They’ve cycled the gear a few times and done flybys. The gear comes down... Hard to say if it is locking or not. Should be attempting a landing soon.


12 posted on 03/04/2013 11:10:15 AM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: bigbob

eyep


13 posted on 03/04/2013 11:11:45 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: NormsRevenge
issue over dumping fuel so captain is burning fuel off to his comfort level for landing? at least they won’t bend their propellers. Good luck and foam it up.

To the best of my knowledge Lears cannot dump fuel. And BTW foaming a runway is an OK plan if there are enough standby fire trucks with additional foam to put out any fire that might start. Otherwise it is not recommended as they would leave the crew and pax w/o fire retardant protection. Just saying.

14 posted on 03/04/2013 11:12:21 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: ~Vor~

It’s an AirForce Lear jet.


15 posted on 03/04/2013 11:12:33 AM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Ramius

Is Nancy Pelosi onboard? there’s a lot of booze to dump too then. ;-]


16 posted on 03/04/2013 11:15:42 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

????...*smiles*...I don’t have any sound at all..


17 posted on 03/04/2013 11:16:28 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Ramius

Now they’re diverting to ST Louis.


18 posted on 03/04/2013 11:16:59 AM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Doogle

Is this the flight?

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N418MN


19 posted on 03/04/2013 11:17:15 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Doogle

I don’t have sound either, and looks like the helicopter has left the airport area?


20 posted on 03/04/2013 11:17:24 AM PST by pnz1
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To: Ramius

Unless it has been changed again, the AF Lear was assisting in doing flybys of the actual plane in trouble. They have now diverted the plane to the St. Louis airport for landing.


21 posted on 03/04/2013 11:18:07 AM PST by Toespi
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To: NormsRevenge

No sound here.......where is the helicopter going? It is just flying away...


22 posted on 03/04/2013 11:18:22 AM PST by freebird5850 (The only good thing about Barry getting re-elected is now we get to see him fall from a higher place)
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To: Doogle

I’ll be in the shower


23 posted on 03/04/2013 11:18:47 AM PST by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Doogle

Hehe. Lucky you. ;-)

However, on the audio feed, occasionally the pilot talks. Other than that.....racket.


24 posted on 03/04/2013 11:19:16 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Don Corleone

The Fox talking head mentioned the fuel and no way to dump it.. you’d think for how many million a jet .. oh well.. and luckily, I’’ve only been de-iced and only did a de-fuel on a DC-10 once out of Dallas.. foam, yuk.. but effective.

now being diverted to Lambert field at St Louis, MO,, not Lambeau field. :-}


25 posted on 03/04/2013 11:19:16 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Don Corleone

A lear of nacelles type cannot dump fuel. The cells only hold about 200 gallons a side, so it’s not a lot of fuel if the pilot has six passengers on board. He can’t take on a big fuel load with six pax plus crew. No more than about two and a half hours worth.


26 posted on 03/04/2013 11:19:34 AM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

might be


27 posted on 03/04/2013 11:20:56 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: freebird5850

I believe they are being diverted to another air strip.


28 posted on 03/04/2013 11:21:18 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: JRios1968

I will be right back; I have to check on a report of someone’s sister being bit by a moose!


29 posted on 03/04/2013 11:22:37 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: Doogle

Plane is diverting to Lamberth Field in St. Louis. Longer runway and more safety personnel. Good move.


30 posted on 03/04/2013 11:22:37 AM PST by miele man
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To: Toespi

Yeah, I’m hearing that but I’m not sure if that’s really the case or they’re just confused. Dunno.


31 posted on 03/04/2013 11:22:47 AM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Doogle

Helo pilot has been told by the tower to stay away from the area.


32 posted on 03/04/2013 11:24:36 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: NormsRevenge

www.flightradar24.com

N418MN looks like the right pattern - Lear 45


33 posted on 03/04/2013 11:25:23 AM PST by bigbob
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To: Doogle

"...last one to St Louis is a poo head"

34 posted on 03/04/2013 11:25:42 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Ramius

AF plane was doing touch and go for assistance. Now confirmed it is a civilian plane with eight on board.


35 posted on 03/04/2013 11:26:15 AM PST by Toespi
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Tower chatter here:

http://www.liveatc.net/search/?icao=kstl


36 posted on 03/04/2013 11:26:58 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Ramius

OK... They did confirm its a civilian Lear jet, we haven’t seen yet. The AF jet was doing touch and goes, perhaps to show the tower what a good gear set looks like? Anyway... The actual plane is lining up for final now...


37 posted on 03/04/2013 11:27:43 AM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Toespi

Aircraft is turning and lining up for landing. Godspeed.


38 posted on 03/04/2013 11:27:49 AM PST by Toespi
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To: Toespi

Now waving off, still doing go arounds.


39 posted on 03/04/2013 11:31:59 AM PST by Toespi
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To: Toespi

They’re down. Seems OK, but unsure.


40 posted on 03/04/2013 11:34:02 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Doogle

LOOKS LIKE THEY MADE IT...


41 posted on 03/04/2013 11:34:39 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Toespi

Can’t tell from live video whether it’s landed or not??


42 posted on 03/04/2013 11:34:56 AM PST by pnz1
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I couldn’t get on direct but here’s an alternate stream that’s working:

http://www.streamingthe.net/KSTL-Air-Traffic-St.-Louis-Missouri/p/31005


43 posted on 03/04/2013 11:34:56 AM PST by bigbob
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Great news.


44 posted on 03/04/2013 11:35:12 AM PST by Toespi
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To: bigbob

Thanks!


45 posted on 03/04/2013 11:36:13 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Doogle

KMOX reporting OK landing also.


46 posted on 03/04/2013 11:38:29 AM PST by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: Second Amendment First

Now arriving at Gate 10......Gate 11......Gate 12.....


47 posted on 03/04/2013 11:39:56 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Second Amendment First

../.EYEP


48 posted on 03/04/2013 11:39:56 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle
thank God...
49 posted on 03/04/2013 11:40:05 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: miele man

I thought Lambert Field was in Green Bay.


50 posted on 03/04/2013 11:41:24 AM PST by dfwgator
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