Report of smoke forces FedEx cargo plane to land at Lambert Airport
By Stephanie Baumer
A FedEx cargo plane made an emergency landing at Lambert Airport Tuesday morning after smoke was reported inside the aircraft. By Stephanie Baumer
ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – A FedEx cargo plane made an emergency landing at Lambert Airport Tuesday morning after smoke was reported inside the aircraft.
Crew members safely landed the aircraft and deployed the emergency chute to evacuate the plane.
After the flight landed, firefighters boarded the plane and say they have not been able to locate any smoke or flames on the aircraft.
Jeff Lea, an airport spokesperson, says one crew member may have been injured while evacuating the plane. The extent of the injury is currently unknown.
FedEx released the following statment after the incident:
“We were notified that a fire suppression safety system activated on the aircraft (Flight 1407 from Memphis to Minneapolis) and was diverted to St. Louis and landed safety. The aircraft’s slide, which is normal procedure for this type of issue, deployed and those onboard evacuated the plane."