About 50 people on an American Eagle flight that made an emergency landing in Springfield continued their journey after about an hour's delay on Monday. Their flight was from Dallas to Milwaukee.
The American Eagle flight landed safely at Springfield-Branson National Airport about 11:50 a.m. Monday after the pilot reported fuel was leaking from the right wing. Firefighters and other emergency responders were standing by when the jet landed.
American Eagle has a maintenance base in Springfield. Another jet was already at the airport at the maintenance base. It took the passengers on to Milwaukee after leaving Springfield shortly before 1 p.m. The jet that made the unscheduled landing stayed behind for mechanics to try to fix the problem.
Crews examined the plane and didn't find any evidence of a fuel leak. Airport officials said they don't know what the pilot saw that caused him to land at the airport.