Emergency crews called to Spirit of St. Louis Airport, after plane lands nose down


CHESTERFIELD, MO – A small plane incident in Chesterfield sent first responders to the runway of the Spirit of St. Louis Airport Tuesday evening just before 8 p.m.  Airport officials say it appeared a gust of wind tipped a single-engine recreational plane on its nose as it was landing.  There were no injuries.

Firefighters did spray the runway with foam as a precaution due to a small fuel spill but the plane the FAA cleared airport officials to move the aircraft.  It was sitting upright by 10:30 p.m.

Airport officials said the aircraft is a 1960’s era plane known as a taildragger and was being flown recreationally by the pilot.