Chicago Flight Makes Emergency Landing in St. Louis

Monday, Oct 1, 2012  |  Updated 5:50 PM CDT
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Chicago Flight Makes Emergency Landing in St. Louis

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 An American Airlines flight from Chicago to Dallas was forced to make an emergency landing in St. Louis shortly after take off because the plane's first officer suffered chest pains. 

According to reports, American Airlines flight 2309 was re-routed about 30 minutes after take-off because of the health concern. 

"It's scary when they come on and say 'we have a problem, we need to divert to St. Louis,' probably the worst part right there is, you don't know what the problem is, so you don't know if it's medical like that," said Dave Barber of Grand Prairie.

American Airlines would not comment on the situation or the pilot. He was taken to a hospital in St. Louis.

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