Ann Romney's Plane Makes Emergency Landing

Electrical fire fills cabin with smoke
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 21, 2012 4:12 PM CDT

(Newser) – A plane carrying Ann Romney, Mitt Romney's wife, made an emergency landing this afternoon after smoke filled the cabin. No injuries were reported. An apparent electrical fire forced the detour on the flight from Omaha, Nebraska, to Los Angeles, campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul said. The candidate and his wife spoke immediately after the incident, said Saul, who shared photographs on Twitter of firefighters boarding the private jet.

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Ann told her husband that everyone was fine, according to a Romney spokesman, and the Secret Service said everyone deplaned after the 2:25pm local time landing. He declined to provide other details. Romney was in Nevada, appearing at a fundraiser and rally today. He did not mention the incident during a rally, but aides said he spoke to his wife from a car on the way to the event. Mitt Romney later was heading to California for a weekend of fundraisers. (Read more Ann Romney stories.)

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