Donald Trump's plane diverted to Nashville due to engine trouble

By Doug G. Ware

NASHVILLE, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Donald Trump's charter jet made an unscheduled emergency landing in Tennessee due to engine trouble, his campaign said.

Trump was traveling from New York City to Little Rock, Ark., on Wednesday when the Boeing 757 experienced the trouble and diverted to Nashville International Airport. It landed there around 4 p.m. local time.


The pilot of the plane, called Trump Force One, declared an emergency but did not ask for assistance, CBS News reported. A source reported that the right engine became stuck in neutral.

Trump boarded a smaller charter jet and continued to his destination in Arkansas.

No injuries were reported and the Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident.

Trump was traveling to Arkansas to attend a campaign rally.

"Just making a quick pit stop. Welcome to BNA, @realDonaldTrump!" Nashville International Airport tweeted Wednesday.

Trump's jet was built in 1991 and was formerly used to charter Microsoft founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen.

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