Everyone Is Safe: Melania Trump's Plane Forced To Make An Emergency Landing Due To Smoke Issue

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Posted: Oct 17, 2018 10:28 AM
Everyone Is Safe: Melania Trump's Plane Forced To Make An Emergency Landing Due To Smoke Issue

First Lady Melania Trump's airplane was forced to make a landing at Andrews Air Force base due to slight mechanical issues. The flight was en route to Philadelphia. Reports show that smoke and burning smells became overwhelming, forcing members of the press pool to hold wet towels over their faces. The good news is that everyone is safe. The First Lady boarded another plane a little before 10 A.M. EST.

Via Politico:

First lady Melania Trump's plane made an unplanned landing at Joint Base Andrews after the aircraft experienced a "minor mechanical issue."

"Everything is fine and everyone is safe," Trump's spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said in a statement.

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Smoke could be seen inside the plane, in addition to there being a burning smell, according to a pool report. Damp washcloths were also passed out to passengers to hold over their faces for the smell.