Please Pray: Melania Trump's Plane Fills With Smoke, Makes Emergency Landing

October 17, 2018

The First Lady experienced quite a scare this morning when her plane began filling up with smoke.

Melania Trump's plane was forced to return to Joint Base Andrews Wednesday morning after a "mechanical issued" occurred. Reports say that smoke began filling the cabin shortly after take off.

"According to the press pool traveling with Trump, about 10 minutes after the plane took off, reporters could see a thin haze of smoke and the smell of something burning," "CNN" reported. "Reporters were brought wet towels and told to hold them over their faces if the smell became too strong."

The pool report also said that Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar was also on the flight. The Boeing C-32A landed safely back at Joint Base Andrews.

The White House did not provide an official explanation as what caused the smoke to fill the cabin, but Stephanie Grisham, Trump's communications director, did say that it was a "minor mechanical issue. Everything is fine, and everyone is safe."

The First Lady was heading to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia where she planned on talking about the neonatal abstinence syndrome. Her trip remains as scheduled for Wednesday, but she will be taking a different plane, Grisham said, according to "CNN."

There are no further details available at this time.