Plane with landing gear issue will have to make crash landing near St. Louis

Ambulances are on standby as a plane circles over an airport near St. Louis while authorities figure out a way for the pilot to land the plane safely. There is reportedly an issue with the plane's landing gear preventing it from landing normally.

The plane did a flyby and airport officials confirmed the nose gear was sideways, which was preventing the plane from landing properly.

Authorities said eight people are on board the plane.

According to the witness, the plane was circling above the airport runway as authorities figured out a way for it to land.

The plane is reportedly headed for the much larger Lambert St. Louis International Airport. Watch the emergency situation unfold live here. [KMOV]