Trump’s plane makes emergency landing after engine failure

A plane carrying former President Donald Trump was forced to make an emergency landing in New Orleans last weekend after suffering engine failure over the Gulf of Mexico.

Details of the emergency landing, first reported by Politico, were confirmed Wednesday by a person familiar with the incident who was not authorized to speak about it publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

The engine failure happened shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday as the former president traveled in a donor’s private plane from a Republican National Committee donor retreat in New Orleans to his Florida estate. , Mar-a-Lago.

One of the plane’s engines failed about 75 miles after leaving New Orleans Lakefront Airport, according to the person familiar with the incident.

Mr. Trump was traveling with advisers, a Secret Service detail and support staff.

A Trump spokesperson confirmed there had been an emergency landing, but declined to comment further.

Mr Trump had traveled to New Orleans to speak to top Republican donors during a private meeting at the Four Seasons Hotel.

After the emergency landing, Mr Trump’s team secured another donor’s private plane, and the former president finally flew to Mar-a-Lago early the next morning.

No injuries were reported.

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