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Report: Plane Carrying FLOTUS Aborts Landing After Coming Dangerously Close to Cargo Jet

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Washington Post: “Not only did he get them too close, he told the [Andrews controller] that they were farther apart than they were."

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The Washington Post reports:

A White House plane carrying Michelle Obama came dangerously close to a 200-ton military cargo jet and had to abort its landing at Joint Base Andrews on Monday as the result of an air traffic controller’s mistake, according to federal officials familiar with the incident.

Ultimately controllers at Andrews feared the cargo jet would not clear the runway in time, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak for their agencies.

FAA officials confirmed that the first lady was aboard the plane but had no additional immediate comment. They expected to release a statement later Tuesday. The first lady’s office also had no immediate comment.

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