Trump’s plane makes emergency landing after engine failure: Report

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The plane, a Dassault Falcon 900, had gone about 75 miles from a New Orleans airport before turning back to the city…reports Asian Lite News

A private plane carrying former US President Donald Trump reportedly made an emergency landing in New Orleans on Saturday evening after experiencing engine failure over the Gulf of Mexico, media reported citing sources.

The incident was first reported on Wednesday by Politico and the Washington Post. Trump was speaking to Republican Party donors at a private event in a hotel in New Orleans. The plane was returning Trump to his home in Palm Beach, Florida.

The plane, a Dassault Falcon 900, had gone about 75 miles from a New Orleans airport before turning back to the city, the source said. Other passengers included Secret Service agents, support staff and some of Trump’s advisers, according to a Reuters report.

The plane belonged to a donor who loaned it to the former president for the evening, the source said, and Trump advisers secured another donor’s plane to take him back to Florida, it was reported.

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