Plane With George W. Bush Aboard Makes Emergency Landing

DALLAS (June 16, 2013)-- A private jet that former President George W. Bush was aboard made an emergency landing Saturday night, the Federal Aviation Administration said Sunday.

The jet was flying from Philadelphia to Dallas, where Bush lives. when it was diverted to Louisville, Ky., after the smell of smoke was reported in the cockpit, the FAA said.

No one was hurt.

Bush’s spokesman, Freddy Ford, told The Associated Press on Sunday that after a brief stop, the plane continued to Dallas.

Ford was on board and said he never saw or smelled smoke.

FAA spokeswoman Holly Baker said the Gulfstream 4 eventually landed at Dallas Love Field.

Bush, who has a ranch near Crawford, is honorary chairman of The First Tee, which supports youth education programs through golf, and was returning from an event in Philadelphia.


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