The airport is one of five in Illinois that are set to lose federal funding for control towers under the across-the-board government budget cuts.
The Federal Aviation Administration said in a letter, any review of proposed cuts would only be based on national interests.
The Federal Aviation Administration recently released a list of 238 airports were control towers could be closed as a result of budget cuts.
St. Louis Regional Airport would remain open after April 1, but without air traffic controllers, thanks to FAA budget cuts.
Airfield in Bethalto, Ill. is on list of those at risk of losing FAA control tower funding.
She says it’s absurd to retain the restrictions for passengers given that the FAA decided earlier this year to let pilots use tablet computers in the cockpit.
Lawrence County Sheriff Brad Delay says the plane caught fire on impact near Stotts City, about three miles north of Interstate 44.
Federal investigators were arriving at the scene of a twin-engine plane crash in southwest Missouri that left two people dead.
Plane was carrying skydivers, Saturday morning, when it went down.
Two more incidents involving lasers pointed at aircraft are under investigation in St. Louis.