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Melania Trump's plane unexpectedly turns around, returns to base

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A plane carrying first lady Melania Trump unexpectedly turned around shortly after taking off from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Wednesday morning. Reporters on the plane were told that the change was due to a "mechanical issue," according to a press pool report.

The plane landed at the military base, and the first lady was seen getting off the plane. She appeared to be fine.

About 10 minutes after takeoff, some Secret Service officers were seen heading toward the front of the plane. Shortly after, a thin haze of smoke was visible and there was a smell of something burning in the cabin.

This is a developing story and will be updated.


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