Wednesday, 20 November, 2019

Melania Trump's plane makes unplanned landing after cabin fills with smoke

Melania Trump at the White House./FILE Melania Trump at the White House./FILE
Lora Ball | 17 October, 2018, 18:26

WASHINGTON-A plane carrying first lady Melania Trump was forced to return to Joint Base Andrews on Wednesday after a "minor mechanical issue" emerged in the air, the White House said.

Shortly after, a thin haze of smoke was visible and there was a smell of something burning in the cabin.

The smell was reportedly coming from "a malfunctioning comms unit" on board.

First lady Melania Trump's spokeswoman on Tuesday went after rapper T.I., whose most recent music video features a Trump lookalike dancing without clothes in a fake Oval Office. Reports show that smoke and burning smells became overwhelming, forcing members of the press pool to hold wet towels over their faces.

The plane safely landed at Joint Base Andrews at approximately 9:05 a.m.

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"Smell and smoke have since dissipated", NBC's Peter Alexander tweeted. She said the team is "evaluating" whether to make other arrangements to travel to Philadelphia.

According to a Health and Human Services spokesperson, Trump will continue her journey once a new plane is ready.

Mrs. Trump was traveling to Philadelphia to visit Thomas.

The First Lady's visit is part of her "Be Best" campaign, which focuses on major issues affecting children.

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