First Lady’s Plane Turned Around After ‘Minor Mechanical Issue’

Ruben Ruiz
October 17, 2018

A plane carrying US First Lady Melania Trump was forced to turn around and land after the cabin filled with smoke.

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

Melania Trump was headed to Philadelphia.

Members of the press who were aboard the plane were brought wet towels and told to place them over their faces if the smell became too strong, NBC News reported. She and the crew landed safely a short time later.

The smoke dissipated and the aircraft returned without further incident.

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The cause will be investigated. No injuries were reported.

Mrs Trump recently made her first major solo trip overseas to Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt.

She is traveling to Philadelphia to meet with people affected by the opioid crisis.

According to TV reporters traveling with the first lady, the original flight was in the air about 10 minutes when smoke filled the cabin.

Her visit is one of the stops she planned on making to promote her "Be Best" campaign, which focuses on major issues affecting children, including the importance of healthy pregnancies.

Other reports by GizPress

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