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St. Louis-bound AA flight makes emergency landing

Friday, 27 September 2013 01:44 Published in Local News

   The passengers of a St. Louis-bound American Airlines flight finally arrived at Lambert International Airport after a small fire on their plane forced it to return to O'Hare International Airport.  

   Officials with the airline say smoke was discovered in the cabin of the MD-80 shortly after takeoff Thursday evening.  The flight crew put out the fire and the plane landed safely back at O'Hare.  

   The 120 passengers were placed on a later flight and arrived in St. Louis about 11 p.m.  

   There were no injuries reported

   BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A spokeswoman says a medical emergency among the crew of a Seattle-bound United Airlines flight prompted an emergency landing in Boise.

   Boise airport spokeswoman Patti Miller says an apparent heart attack on-board United flight 1603 prompted the emergency landing just before 8 p.m. on Thursday. The flight originated in Houston and was headed to Seattle.

   Miller says initial reports said the flight's captain suffered the heart attack. But United Airlines spokeswoman Christen David says it was a member of the crew serving the Boeing 737 that had a medical emergency. She says paramedics met the flight and took the crew member to the hospital.

   David says the airline is working to accommodate the 161 passengers who are in Boise waiting for a flight to Seattle.

STL Zoo reveals ambitious expansion plan

Thursday, 26 September 2013 04:05 Published in Around Town

   A boutique hotel, a research center, and maybe even an indoor rainforest are among the additions envisioned when the St. Louis Zoo expands south of I-64/US-40.  

   Zoo officials will present a plan for the southern campus today.  The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the plan is considered a guiding "framework" for the 14 acre site of the shuttered Forest Park Hospital, and for the zoo's future.

   The expansion would also allow the zoo to expand animal exhibits on its current grounds. That could included a bigger children's zoo area and added features like a subarctic habitat. A gondola high over the interstate could link the two campuses.

   The paper reports that design and construction would be broken into multiple stages, stretching over the next 20 to 30 years.  

   The plan is to break the expansion into several specific projects, with money-raising campaigns for each.

 

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