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Air Force One Aborts First Attempt To Land In Connecticut

Bad Visibility Said To Be Reason; Plane Lands Safely On Next Try

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — Air Force One aborted its first attempt at landing Wednesday at Bradley Field, but landed safely minutes later.

The plane was flying in heavy cloud cover, and the pilots apparently didn’t like what they saw, CBS 2’s Kristine Johnson reports.

The mishap even caught the attention of people on the ground. Barely visible in the thick clouds, President Barack Obama’s plane seemed to come in low before pulling up.

The White House said the pilots aborted their first landing attempt because of poor visibility. They circled the runway and tried again.

They landed safely, just two minutes behind schedule. The White House said the president was not in any danger.

Aviation experts say a missed approach is standard procedure when there’s poor visibility. President Obama was in Connecticut to deliver the commencement address at the Coast Guard Academy.

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