Obama plane aborts landing, touches down safely: FAA

Barack Obama
Washington, May 18:  The official plane carrying US President Barack Obama aborted an initial landing on Thursday, May 18, 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 told AFP.

"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."


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