A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 jet headed to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL) Sunday night diverted to Spirit of St. Louis Airport (SUS) due to bad weather.
‘Southwest Flight 3789 was carrying 137 passengers from Denver to St. Louis Sunday night and arrived just before 7 p.m. at the height of a thunderstorm. Airline spokeswoman Ashley Dillon said the Boeing 737 circled over Lambert but couldn’t land because of the storm.
“The aircraft needed additional fuel and the captain made the decision to land” at Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield, Dillon said. Spirit is normally used by smaller commuter jets and business planes. Chesterfield, a St. Louis suburb, is about 17 miles south of Lambert.’
The flight landed safely and there were no injuries reported.