Sen. Leahy's flight diverted; forced to land in Philadelphia
August 2nd, 2013
03:28 PM ET
1 year ago

Sen. Leahy's flight diverted; forced to land in Philadelphia

Washington (CNN) - A plane carrying Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy from Washington home to Vermont at the start of Congress's five-week summer break diverted to Philadelphia evidently after experiencing a hydraulic problem.

The FAA said the plane, a regional jet flown by Republic Airlines, landed safely at 11:27 a.m. ET. The FAA is investigating the cause of the diversion.

Leahy's office confirmed the senator was on the plane, and was able to catch another flight to Burlington where he conducted a pre-scheduled press conference.

Congress returns Sept. 5.


Filed under: Patrick Leahy • Vermont
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  1. just askin

    slow news day i guess.

    August 2, 2013 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |