(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.
Don't fly with the tobacco lobby next time.
Emergency Landing?? You call a sale at Denver Tiffany's an emergency?!?
Just please, someone tell her to stop looking for gobstopper pearls in the Rocky Mountain oysters! ;)
All kidding aside, it is a shame she isn't the R candidate instead of Mittwit.
Cabin filled with smoke? I think The Devil came to collect the soul he was promised by Willard Romney. He'd totally sell her soul for the candidacy.
Glad to hear everybody is OK
That being said, Obama 2012!
Ed1 – And I thought all compassionate conservatives were extinct.
Yikes, scary. Tossing politics aside, great news that all are safe.
Not a smart idea to burn your husbands tax records on an airplane.
Anyone else read Transmetropolitan? I bet Romney did and just botched up the plan.
The politicization of a near tragedy for this lovely woman is simply shameful.
Wake up people. For goodness sake wake up.
I do not agree with the politics of her husband and it doesn't bother me that she stands behind her husband. It is to be expected. I am glad all are safe and well.
They all smoked up. They were running low and so they hit Colorado. I asked the FAA about a declared emergency descent and they told me I'd have to file a FOIA. That is not transparency.
Ah, Mormons don't drink coffee.
They are being American's: Obama American's. Sick minds think alike. Looks like standard replying on the DailyKos. Most Obama voters would do anything to get him elected, even wish terrible things to happen to a candidate's wife.
Careful what you say. You might get a visit from Secret Service.
Wow. There really are a lot of hate-filled b*st*rds on this thread (or as they are otherwise known - liberals). Making fun of a woman's terrible disease, her religion, her politics, right after a near tragedy. Wow, the libs/dems really are engaged in a war on women, aren't they?
Ploy to gain sympathy votes!
The one thing we should be saying is that we're praying for her safety and all those abord. Doesn't matter what your ideology is. American lives are more important than opinions.
The comments here are proof that we are not capable of judging people on the merits without making crude and rude remarks. Mr. and Mrs.Romney may be criticized for their beliefs and the way they are campaigning and what they have to say. There is no need to attach them in any other way.
The Republicans has do this to Mr. and Mrs. Obama for the last three and 1/2 years. They made rude and crude remarks and wrote some pretty obnoxious emails and notes on the social networks. Those who support the President should not try to duplicate their rudeness.
Looks like her private plane was serviced by a democrat.
Mittens pays less federal taxes than members of 47% who pay payroll taxes. Mittens is a welfare queen, a moocher, a lazy slob, and is clearly showing us he is not wiling to pay his fair share.
This was clearly a stunt to gain sympathy votes.
People will do anything to get the attention of others. Smoking on a plane is not the thing to do anymore. What will they think of next?
Seems to me most of the insensible people in this blog have never traveled on a plane !!! You may joke, but when you are up there...the most simple movement is not taken so easily...much less smoke in the cabin...Show some respect at least.
The hand maidens were smoking in the back of the plane.
Wow. Many of you are a real "credit" to your political ideology.