A plane carrying former President Donald Trump was forced to make an emergency landing after engine failure. The plane was not his normal personal plane and was instead a loaner from a donor.
A small plane carrying former President Trump was forced to return to the airport and make an emergency landing after it experienced an engine failure. According to multiple reports, the former president was en route back to his home state of Florida aboard a donor’s plane when the plane experienced engine trouble.
The Dassault Falcon 900 had travelers only a short distance from the New Orleans airport it originated from before turning back. After safely landing, the president boarded a different plane and continued his trip. No injuries were reported.
According to Yahoo News, the plane was carrying the former president, Secret Service staff and a few advisors, and had just left the New Orleans Lakefront Airport reaching 28,000 feet before turning back and making an emergency landing at the New Orleans Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY).
The Washington Post noted that the plane, which was flying over the Gulf of Mexico when the incident occurred, was loaned to the president after he’d spoken at a private Republican donor event hosted at the ritzy Four Seasons Hotel in New Orleans.