(CNN) – Ann Romney's plane made an emergency landing in Colorado on Friday, a spokeswoman from Mitt Romney's presidential campaign tweeted.
"All okay. Thank goodness," the spokeswoman, Andrea Saul, wrote on Twitter.
PIC: fireman rush plane after @AnnDRomney emergency landing http://t.co/sILA4z6M— Andrea Saul (@andreamsaul) September 21, 2012
PIC: fireman rush plane after @AnnDRomney emergency landing http://t.co/sILA4z6M
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Saul added the cause of the emergency was apparently "an electrical fire" after the cabin of the plane filled with smoke. Romney's plane was headed to Los Angeles but landed in Denver, where it was met with emergency vehicles on the runway.
Ann Romney's press secretary, Sarah Haley, was also on the plane.
An official with the Federal Aviation Administration said no injuries were reported on the plane, which was on its way from Omaha, Nebraska.
"A Canadair Challenger 601 charter flight operated by World Wide Jet, diverted to Denver today at about 2:40 p.m. MDT after the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit. The flight was en route from Omaha, NE to Santa Monica, CA. The aircraft landed safely on runway 35L and passengers exited the aircraft via stairs on a taxiway. No injuries were reported," Laura J. Brown, deputy assistant administrator for public affairs with the FAA, said in a statement.
A Secret Service official confirmed the incident.
"We can confirm that a plane carrying Mrs. Romney and two Secret Service personnel did make an emergency landing about 4:25 ET. It was at the Denver airport," the official said. "Basically what we understand there was some type of smoke in the cabin. All personnel were safe."
The official could not say who else was on board.
Campaign spokesman Rick Gorka said Mitt Romney spoke with his wife on the phone and is set to take the stage at a campaign event in Las Vegas.
Unrelatedly, the emergency landing came days after Romney's campaign canceled an event in Colorado on Sunday due to investigations of a plane crash at the Pueblo airport. The campaign said they did not want to "interfere" with the investigation.
– CNN's Rachel Streitfeld, Kevin Liptak, Ashley Killough and Aaron Cooper contributed to this report.
Glad everything is ok. I wish no harm for her despite who she is and who she is married to.
Greg the Progressive
Good thing she has the broom just in case.
Watch her spin this for sympathy. Remember, nothing is too low for a Romney.
Her horse must have had a medical emergency mid-flight.
@Woman In California: "Watch her spin this for sympathy. Remember, nothing is too low for a Romney."
That was my first thought, too ... And if it had happened to First Lady Michelle Obama, Pat Robertson would have been declaring it a sign from God!
All of you are sick people what the hell is wrong with you just plain stupid and mean what a pity you have to live with your hateful self.
This could have been you but it wasn't just mean and stupid.
Mitt probably tried to down her plane for the sympathy vote. He's tried just about everything else with no results.
LAND THIS PLANE!!! I forgot my matching Louis Vuitton luggage hand bag.
She forgot her Prada purse?
Hehe...lighen up people.
Somebody please tell the ROMNEYS that its not time yet for suicide, however tempting it may be.
I am going to steal the line from the losers "Its George Bush's Fault"
She heard there was a sale at the Denver Walmart and had to stop!
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) needs to investigate this incident and rule out SABOTAGE.
Mark in Seattle, and Woman In California; you're both just cheesey knuckleheads.
"Woman In California
Watch her spin this for sympathy. Remember, nothing is too low for a Romney."
Apparently nothing is too low for you either. Like the Romney's or not, a potential tragedy like this is nothing to joke about.
The comments of the compassionate and tolerant left-wing have already started!! I'm sure that they will get worse. Glad everyone on the plane is fine!! Romney/Ryan 2012!!!
Glad to see that everyone and the non working wife are okay. This is not the time for pity votes for any reason whatsoever.
@captain obvious, that's funny but you knew she was going to be saved at the last minute.
Stop it! Stop it!
wow nothing is too low for liberal posters. What has Ann Romney ever done to deserve such hatred. If you are Americans you should be ashamed of yourselves!
Can't stand the Romney's but thank goodness she landed safely. Wouldn't wish that on anyone.
Glad everyone is ok.
Obama / Biden 2012
Anything for some attention.
You people should be shot... Liberals are a waste of gene pool
Nothing to be alarmed about, the smoke is normal, it's from the embers of the extinguished Romney campaign