Plane carrying Romney's wife fills with smoke, makes emergency landing
This photo released by Romney for President Press Secretary Andrea Saul via Twitter, firemen enter the plane carrying Anne Romney, wife of Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney, after the plane made an emergency landing Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (AP / Romney for President)
Published Friday, September 21, 2012 6:15PM EDT
Last Updated Friday, September 21, 2012 6:46PM EDT
DENVER -- A plane carrying Ann Romney, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's wife, made an emergency landing Friday afternoon after smoke filled the cabin. No injuries were reported.
An apparent electrical fire forced the detour on the flight from Omaha, Nebraska, to Los Angeles, campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul said. The candidate and his wife spoke immediately after the incident, said Saul, who shared photographs on Twitter of firefighters boarding the private jet.
Rick Gorka, a spokesman travelling with Mitt Romney, said Mrs. Romney told her husband that everyone was fine.
Secret Service spokesman Max Milien in Washington said there were no injuries on the plane and everyone deplaned after the 2:25 p.m. local time landing. He declined to provide other details.
Romney was in Nevada, appearing at a fundraiser and rally on Friday. He did not mention the incident during a rally, but aides said he spoke to his wife from a car on the way to the event.
Mitt Romney later was heading to California for a weekend of fundraisers.