The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced it has lifted the temporary flight restrictions in the St. Louis area for non-government aircraft. The restrictions were in place from about 10:15 p.m. Monday night to 3:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, in and around Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL), an area three miles in diameter, up to 3,000 feet above sea level (while media aircraft were operating just above the restricted area at 3,100 feet, per the FAA).
A Lambert-St. Louis International Airport spokesperson stated that about 10 inbound flights were canceled or diverted as a precaution after reports of gunshots fired into the sky following a grand jury’s decision not to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.
Further delays were caused on Tuesday morning due to the continuation of catching up from the overnight lack of planes landing at STL. Travelers should check with their individual airlines for the latest flight status regarding Tuesday flights.
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