Here’s everything you need to know about Melania Trump’s plane incident

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Melania Trump is one of the most talked about people in the world, and from her controversial fashion choices to her rules within the White House walls, she never fails to make viral news.

This week however, the First Lady hit the headlines for a different reason as it was reported that there had been an incident onboard her plane.

The airplane carrying the first lady to Washington was forced to turn back on Wednesday 15 minutes into the journey, with journalists onboard reporting smoke appearing in the cabin and the smell of burning.

According to CNN, the passengers were instructed to hold wet towels over their faces if it got worse, with the plane returning to Joint Base Andrews, an air force facility used by the White House.

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While Melania Trump did not speak about the incident, her rep, Stephanie Grisham, confirmed it to USA TODAY, explaining that there had been a ‘minor mechanical issue’ onboard the Boeing C-32A. ‘Everything is fine and everyone is safe’.

Donald Trump later spoke about the unscheduled landing of his wife’s plane in a conversation with the Fox Business Network.

‘They came back. She got in another plane,’ he explained. ‘I said, “I hope this plane's better than the first one”’.

'Everything is fine and everyone is safe.'

Jenny Proudfoot
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