(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.
I'm waiting for them to blame the Democrats.....
Initial reports is that there was a minority on the plane.
He can't even say Thanks God its Thank Goodness.
interesting she is going to a fundraiser here in Las Vegas, location? Sheldon Adelson's home (mega-billionaire)...I don't think any "middle class" supporters were invited to this event, even they are "fighting" for a strong middle class...lol
I am glad everyone is OK. Never want to see anyone hurt or even terrorized. But really who wants to listen to this woman whine. I certainly don't. More and more comes out about them every day that is appalling to the average American. What is it less than 50 days (I think)? Praise the Lord I can't wait until this is over and the Mittens are in some other country on vacation.
I didn't know she flew in chartered flights. Apperently, these people really got too much money! Waaaaay out of touch with the ordinary people, that's for sure.
Did somebody forget the great poopon....Ann is right "this is hard"
"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 and very hungry.
Is there any better proof that our education system is beyond broken than reading 99% of these posts?
Who is the black woman sleeping behing her?LOL!
No commercial flights from Omaha to Denver? Oh, those are only for the middle class, if you can afford it after taxes, tuition, utilities... We 47 per centers so insensitive....
o is the black woman sleeping behind her? LOL!
Romney has lied and flipped flopped on his supporters he promised that he would make all the illegals either be deported or self deport.I am a repub who is angry we got stuck with a candidate with no word,no honor,no conviction,just lies and flip flops...........I will not vote for any man who panders to illegals.Romney lied to all of his supporters by kissing the illegals behinds..........I say lets deport Romney,he can live in the religious commune that his polygamist grandpa lived in and maybe he can get a few new sister wives or some new magic underwear to wear while strolling around Mexico.....
Ann and Mitt need to drop out, and go count their offshore loot!
I wonder if GOPers find this as President Obama's fault that there was smoke in Mrs. Mitt's plane? They are so used to blame our President for everything.
If the same thing happened to Michele Obama, would the conservatives spew the same hate the liberals are spewing here? Naw, hate is primarily a liberal thing.
Did Ann drop her hash pipe?
-That's nice when 'The Help" shows its support in Virginia.
She should have taken her broom , instead!
Is it a warning from god? Is he saying greed can kill?
No Problems; she can use her No-Medal Olympics Horse to continue with her campaign trips.
Glad everybody is ok !
How many husbands does Anne Romney get on the fictional planet of kolob. I mean if Willard gets 56 wives like Brigham Young, should not Anne get a few husbands ???
She looks like a housewife of beverly hills. eeeeech.
By the way Marie MD SOB stands for sorry old broad get your mind out of the gutter.
So sad to go so low as saying Ann lied about her MS and Cancer what a SOB you are nothing to do with the right or left this was a person nothing like you are.
This must be from someone still drinking the kool aid or still smoking the crack pipe glad I don't have to come home to you every night I think I would just shoot myself instead. What has this person done to you nothing I don't see how you could even like yourself.