First lady’s airplane experiences mechanical issue, returns to Andrews AFB

 

(RNN) – First lady Melania Trump was en route to Philadelphia Wednesday morning when her plane returned to Joint Andrews Air Force Base because of a mechanical issue, multiple media outlets are reporting.

 

The plane was 10 minutes into the flight to when Secret Service agents suddenly jumped up and ran to the front of the plane.

Reports of smoke in the cockpit are filtering through media outlets from reporters who were on board.

Wet towels were given to the press corps and other passengers to cover their faces because the strong burning smell.

The plane landed back at Andrews at 9:05 a.m. ET.