An airplane carrying President Trump was forced to make an emergency landing.
President Trump had recently finished giving a major speech and was flying to his next destination.
But while the plane was in the air, one of the engines failed.
The pilot was able to land the plane safely.
President Trump and the rest of his staff are safe and unharmed.
More details on this stunning development below:
BREAKING: Trump's plane was forced to make an emergency landing after takeoff after one of the engines failed.
— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) March 9, 2022
A plane carrying ex-President Donald Trump was forced to make an emergency landing in New Orleans last weekend after suffering engine failure over the Gulf of Mexico. No one was injured. https://t.co/ixxExgrdK4
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 10, 2022
NEWS: Trump's plane was forced to make an emergency landing Saturday evening following his speech at the RNC-hosted donor retreat in New Orleans, after one of the 4 engines failedhttps://t.co/PKh5hJFjGI
— Alex Isenstadt (@politicoalex) March 9, 2022
Engine failure is extremely rare.
In fact, according to security experts and airplane mechanics, only 25 airplanes PER YEAR have experienced engine failure while in the air.
If you consider the fact that there are thousands of flights a day, the odds of being on a plane with engine failure are extremely low.
Per CBS News:
According to international safety statistics, there are about 25 incidents a year involving a jet engine failing either in flight or on the ground. That translates into less than one for every million flights worldwide.
Despite the near-impossible odds of being on a plane with engine failure, President Trump’s plane was forced to make an emergency landing today due to that very reason.
The Associated Press confirms:
A plane carrying former President Donald Trump was forced to make an emergency landing in New Orleans last weekend after suffering engine failure over the Gulf of Mexico.
The details of the emergency landing, first reported by Politico, were confirmed Wednesday by a person familiar with the incident who was not authorized to speak publicly about it and spoke on the condition of anonymity.
The engine failure occurred shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday as the former president was traveling on a donor’s private plane from a Republican National Committee donor retreat in New Orleans back to his Florida estate, Mar-a-Lago. One of the plane’s engines failed roughly 75 miles (120 kilometers) after leaving New Orleans Lakefront Airport, according to the person familiar with the incident.
Trump was traveling with advisers, a Secret Service detail and support staff.
A Trump spokesperson confirmed there was an emergency landing but declined to comment further.
Many people on social media noted the oddness of the situation.
First off, the odds of anyone being on a flight with engine failure is extremely low.
What are the odds of President Trump being on a plane with such an issue?
Secondly, President Trump flies multiple times a day.
What are the odds that this would happen now, as everything appears to be unraveling in Europe?
Social media users were quick to point out the odd timing of the incident:
One of the engines failed on Trump's plane and was forced to make an emergency landing. So close.
— I Smoked Lauren Boebert's Tiddies At The Theater (@BlackKnight10k) March 9, 2022
BREAKING: Just hours after his plane is forced to make an emergency landing in New Orleans due to engine failure, Trump begs Americans for money to help build "a BRAND NEW Trump Force One." RT IF YOU THINK TRUMP CAN TAKE A HIKE!
— Occupy Democrats (@OccupyDemocrats) March 9, 2022
President Trump had just finished speaking to donors before the engine failure.
It is believed that President Trump will make a comeback in 2024 (or even before (re: Speaker theory)).
Could this be related?
Or is it just speculation?
Regardless, NBC News confirms this harrowing experience:
Former President Donald Trump was flying home from a speech in New Orleans on Saturday when the airplane experienced engine failure, turned around and made an emergency landing, two people familiar with the incident said.
Trump was returning to his home in Palm Beach, Florida, on a plane borrowed from a Republican donor, one of the people said, confirming a report in The Washington Post.
Before the aborted flight, Trump had spoken to a group of the Republican National Committee’s leading fundraisers at the Four Seasons Hotel in New Orleans. He repeated baseless claims that the 2020 presidential election was rigged and criticized President Joe Biden’s handling of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The plane flew about 75 miles before it reversed course and made the emergency landing at the same New Orleans airport, the person familiar with the matter said. Trump returned home safely on another donor’s plane.
President Trump, we are glad that you and your staff are safe!
Our country needs you now more than ever!