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Enthusiasts watch solar eclipse as plane lands

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Thousands of people watched the eclipse from the ground, but some enthusiasts chose to watch the eclipse with a bird’s eye view. (Credit: KMOV) Thousands of people watched the eclipse from the ground, but some enthusiasts chose to watch the eclipse with a bird’s eye view. (Credit: KMOV)

ST.LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) - Thousands of people watched the eclipse from the ground, but some enthusiasts chose to watch the eclipse with a bird’s eye view.

Several flights landed at St. Louis Lambert International airport right as the skies were going dark across St. Louis.

There was no question that Denver passengers says this flight felt different than most. They lined up after 10 am Mountain Time headed to St. Louis.

Chris Nagus asked a passenger on board, “Did you pick this flight because of only this?”

“I am flying there strictly for the eclipse,” said one of the passengers.

Eclipse glasses were handed out at the gate. Alice Walker kept her daughter out of school for the day.

“This is better than any science class for my child,” said Walker.

Flight attendants made cosmic cocktails and were excited as the passengers.

Flight 1577 of Southwest Airlines touched down just before totality.

Airport lights were on and passengers were able to watch from the windows. Flight crews stepped outside to watch.

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