Obama plane aborts landing, touches down safely: FAA

The official plane carrying US President aborted an initial landing on Wednesday due to poor weather before safely touching down in Connecticut, federal aviation officials said.

Last Updated: May 18, 2011, 23:28 PM IST

Washington: The official plane carrying
US President Barack Obama aborted an initial landing on Wednesday due
to poor weather before safely touching down in Connecticut,
federal aviation officials said.

"The pilot attempted to land at 9:50 am (1350 GMT) and
because of poor visibility, he decided to do a go-around and
he landed at 10:05," at Bradley International Airport in the
state of Connecticut, Federal Aviation Administration
spokeswoman Tammy Jones said.

"There was no danger. It was a routine procedure"
conducted when a pilot determines there is insufficient
visibility to land safely, she said.

White House spokesman Nick Shapiro also confirmed that
Air Force One "did a go-round" at Bradley due to bad weather,
and "circled around and landed safely a few minutes later."

PTI

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