#1 Obama's plane makes unscheduled stop at Lambert..07-07-2008, 11:03 AM
Obama's plane lands in St. Louis for maintenance
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The airplane carrying Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has made a safe, unscheduled landing in St. Louis Monday after a maintenance issue arose en route from Chicago to Charlotte, N.C.
The pilot has announced from the cockpit that the plane experienced a problem maintaining the proper pitch, or control over keeping the nose at the proper angle, as it was taking off from Chicago. FAA spokeswoman Laura Brown says the plane had a flight control problem.
The pilot has announced, "We have full authority of the aircraft." A mechanic has boarded the plane and was planning to inspect the problem on the ground in St. Louis.
Last edited by LibraryLady; 07-07-2008 at 11:18 AM. Reason: added info
07-07-2008, 11:10 AM
Wellstone speculation has begun at DU.This is bigger than presidential politics. This is a battle for America.
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07-07-2008, 12:24 PMUnion Label (359 posts) Mon Jul-07-08 11:13 AM
Obama's plane diverting to ST. Loius
NO link yet, a mechanical problem, or repukes trying to Wellstone him?
backscatter712 (1000+ posts) Mon Jul-07-08 11:31 AM
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12. I wouldn't put it past the Bushies to have one of their plumbers "Wellstone" him...
I don't put anything beneath the Bush administration. Absolutely nothing.
They were at it early.This is bigger than presidential politics. This is a battle for America.
At Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
07-07-2008, 12:24 PM
Too bad it wasn't an emergency landing in a large body of water so Obama could've been photographed walking on the surface, rescuing a small child.
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07-07-2008, 01:11 PM
It's all over the local news. Obama just got off the plane about a half hour ago. Why he stayed on for almost 2 hours is a mystery. They said he deplaned and got into an SUV. I believe the reporters also got out. O is heading to a "local hotel".
Before they start the Wellstoning, perhaps they should consider that the plane had been the one Hillary used in her campaign. :eek: Oh, the possibilities with that one. :D
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