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Electrical Fire' Forces Plane Carrying Ann Romney to Make Emergency Landing in Denver


"The plane filled with smoke..."

The campaign plane carrying Ann Romney, the wife of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, was forced to make an emergency landing in Denver at around 2:30 p.m. Friday afternoon after the plane filled with smoke, the Romney campaign reported on Twitter.

An apparent electrical fire forced the detour on the flight from Omaha, Neb., to Los Angeles, campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul said. The candidate and his wife spoke immediately after the incident, said Saul, who shared photographs on Twitter of firefighters boarding the private jet.

Rick Gorka, a spokesman traveling with Mitt Romney, said Mrs. Romney told her husband that everyone was fine.

Secret Service spokesman Max Milien in Washington said there were no injuries on the plane and everyone deplaned after the 2:25 p.m. local time landing. He declined to provide other details.

".@AnnDRomney plane makes emergency landing in CO. All okay. Thank goodness," tweeted Saul.

Another tweet from Saul described the plane as "filled with smoke."

Mitt Romney spoke to his wife immediately after the plane landed, Saul said.

Firemen reportedly rushed the plane as soon as it landed. Saul posted the following picture via Twitter:

Romney was in Nevada, appearing at a fundraiser and rally on Friday. He did not mention the incident during a rally, but aides said he spoke to his wife from a car on the way to the event.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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