Plane carrying Donald Trump made emergency landing in New Orleans after incident over Gulf of Mexico: Report


The plane of Former President Donald Trump was forced to make an emergency landing Saturday due to a reported engine failure over the Gulf of Mexico, a new report says.

Politico reported: The plane was in the air for between 20 and 30 minutes before one of the engines failed and the pilot of the private plane decided to turn around and return to the New Orleans airport, one of the sources said. The plane was en route to Palm Beach, Fla., where Trump resides at his Mar-a-Lago estate.

Audio of the communications between the pilot and the air traffic control tower revealed that the landing was described as “emergency in nature,” according to the source, who had been briefed on the recording.

Once the plane was on the ground, the RNC scrambled and reached out to a donor and found the former president another plane. Trump eventually landed in Palm Beach around 3 a.m. Sunday.

The former Republican President returned home safely on a donor’s plane.

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