- Associated Press - Friday, January 29, 2016

BRIDGETON, Mo. (AP) - A spokesman for Lambert-St. Louis International Airport says no one was injured when a fighter jet made an emergency landing that forced the brief closure of a runway.

Jeff Lea tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/23xyivd) that the Boeing F-18 jet landed safety about 6 p.m. Thursday.

Lea says the plane was having mechanical issues, and that a wire system on the runway had to be deployed to help stop the plane.

It’s not immediately clear if the plane was being flown by a Boeing employee or by someone with the military.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, https://www.stltoday.com

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