German flight diverted to St. Louis; 192 passengers deplane

ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) - A flight from Germany made an unscheduled landing at St. Louis Lambert Airport Wednesday afternoon. The Condor airlines 767 was travelling from Frankfurt to Cancun Mexico when a fuel leak was reported.

The plan landed safely in St. Louis. All 192 passengers have been taken off of the flight and are now going through international customs at Lambert.

Condor does not fly out of St. Louis. It is not clear if the plane will stay at the airport for repairs or if the passengers will board another airplane and continue to their destination.

Statement from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection:

"At approximately 1pm CST today U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) was notified by Lambert Airport Operations that a Condor flight from Germany to Cancun, Mexico was diverting to St. Louis, MO, due to a fuel leak on board. CBP Officers at St. Louis Lambert International Airport were able to screen and processed all passengers on the flight into the United States due to the emergent situation.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection has worked closely throughout the day with Condor Airlines who has secured overnight lodging at a nearby hotel along with transportation for the passengers until a replacement aircraft can arrive in St. Louis."