(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.
"Oop's silly me" she exclaimed, "left the dog on top of the plane".
Nothing to worry about. God protects the Romneys. Praise the Lord.
Are you serious Anonymous? Really? Conservatie Republican is synonomous with hate. You do know that right. If not, check in with Jan Brewer, Karl Rove, Mama Grizzly, Sean Hannity, Rush, Eric, West, etc. etc. etc. The list of "Conservative Republicans haters" is endless.
It's the ghost of RMN. Smell the sulfur? Yup. It's me.
Very observant name Penguin and good point!
More money sent out of country? My opinion?? "Sympathy For The Devil"s wife.
Oh she is flying a Canadair? Why does she hate America? Why can't she fly on an AMERICAN airlines?
Obama better lose the election and Romney better win
Humm....flying a Canadian airline. Must be cheaper to outsource transportation. Don't know why he didn't use a Chinese charter.
I still think she looks like Hillary.
Canadair???? Would it kill them to charter an American Plane?
must have been Romney's smoke and mirrors
Okay idiots ! Stop it ! Sane people do not wish the worse for a candidate or his family. That is just plain stupid.
I can't stand the lady but certainly do not wish bad things to happen to her.
People we need to stop attacking the right. This is no spreading the message of Obama in a positive light. Obama loves us all and chooses piece for everyone. He is the light of the world. We can only spread the light when we love one another. May the peace of Obama be with you all.
Secret service protection allready. why does she need it all other wives of people running for president didn't get it unless their husbands were elected. i thought republicans were for smaller goverment and spending less.
Thank God, it landed and she's safe. Any person saying different needs to set down, and do a lot of soul searching.
The obama people are heartless.
The liberals sure have a case of the evils.
Why was she flying in a canadian company aircraft. ? like mitt putting all his money either in the bahamas swiss banks and grand cayman banks. that way no one can know how much money you are hiding from the american goverment. Romney is an all out crook. i can't wait until the irs slaps felony charges against him.
Mitt's campaign sabotaged the plane in an attempt to win sympathy votes.
man, Mitt will do anything to get our attention!
"Our culture had accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone's lifestyle you must fear them or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don't have to compromise convictions to be compassionate." ~Pastor Rick Warren
she REALLY missed her dressage horse
Nice belt, Ann. Dressage horse lose?