According to Politico, former President Donald Trump’s plane made an emergency landing on Saturday evening.
Politico reports that according to two people familiar with the matter, the emergency landing followed a speech at a Republican National Committee-hosted donor retreat in New Orleans.
Trump reportedly delivered a 90-minute speech on a wide range of subjects at the Four Seasons Hotel in New Orleans.
During the speech, Trump declared he was “looking … very, very strongly” at a run for the presidency in 2024.
After the speech, Trump boarded a private plane to return home to his Mar-a-Lago estate. However, an engine failure necessitated an emergency landing.
The pilot reported the problem approximately 20 and 30 minutes into the flight. Control Tower Officials rerouted the plane back to the New Orleans airport.
Politico reports the pilot described the situation as an “emergency” to the Air Traffic Control Tower, according to a source who had been briefed on the recording of communications between Trump’s plane and the Tower.
After the plane landed, a donor provided the former president access to another private plane.
Trump reportedly landed in Palm Beach around 3 a.m. Sunday.
Spokespersons for Trump and the RNC declined to comment.
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