McCain Plane Lands Safely in NM After Mid-Air Scare

'Straight Talk Air' aborts landing due to runway traffic
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 4, 2008 5:21 PM CST
Republican presidential candidate John McCain and his wife Cindy acknowledge the cheers of supporters from the steps of McCain's campaign plane after a rally in Grand Junction, Colo., today.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – On his way to Albuquerque to thank New Mexico volunteers for helping his campaign, John McCain had a little aerial excitement as his “Straight Talk Air” 737 abruptly aborted just before it landed, the Chicago Tribune reports. The plane then circled, staggered one way, then the other and finally landed. The acrobatics were blamed on late traffic on the runway.

Added Time correspondent Michael Scherer: "The press cheered and sang Highway to the Danger Zone, a regular campaign rally favorite."