A United Airlines flight landed safely at Hewanorra International Airport Saturday evening, after reporting problems shortly after take off, a senior government official has confirmed.
The situation forced emergency services to go on high alert in preparation for a possible mass casualty event.
Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, was kept abreast of the situation.
According to information obtained by St Lucia Times, the flight, with some 150 passengers on board, encountered problems with the landing gear shortly after taking off.
It is reported that the pilot could not retract the landing gear.
However the aircraft was able to return to Hewanorra International and touch down without incident shortly before 8:00 p.m., after circling the airport for some time to burn fuel.