Report: Trump’s Plane Made Emergency Landing After GOP Retreat
Former President Donald Trump’s private plane made an emergency landing shortly after his appearance at an event for Republican National Committee (RNC) donors in New Orleans.
Trump was en route to his Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach, Florida, when the pilot decided to turn around and return to the airport.
The plane was in the air for between 20 to 30 minutes before one of the engines failed over the Gulf of Mexico.
Audio of the communications between the pilot and the air traffic control tower revealed that the landing was described as “emergency in nature.” However, another person familiar with the recording disputed the use of the word “emergency.”
Once the plane touched the ground, the RNC quickly reached out to a donor and found the former president another plane. Trump eventually landed in Palm Beach around 3 a.m. on March 6.
Trump delivered a 90-minute speech at the Four Seasons Hotel in New Orleans, during which he jokingly suggested the U.S. “bomb the shit out of Russia” with planes bearing the Chinese flag and said he was “looking … very, very strongly” at the possibility of a 2024 presidential bid.