First lady Melania Trump's plane returns safely to Joint Base Andrews after 'mechanical issue'

- The plane first lady Melania Trump was on safely returned to Joint Base Andrews Wednesday shortly after takeoff due to a "mechanical issue."

A FOX NEWS producer who was onboard the plane reported that about 10 minutes after takeoff there was a burning smell and that a thin haze of smoke could be seen. Secret Service agents we moved to the cockpit and press reporters were given wet towels to hold over their faces.

Within a few minutes the smoke and burning smell began to dissipate, according to the producer.

The plane safely landed at Joint Base Andrews at approximately 9:05 a.m. No injuries were reported.

The first lady’s plane was heading to Philadelphia for an event discussing opioid addiction.

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