DODOMA, Tanzania (CBSNewYork/AP) — A plane carrying former President Bill Clinton was forced to make an emergency landing Wednesday in Tanzania due to engine trouble, CBS News reported.
One of the four engines on the Canadian turboprop Dash 7 plane stopped working. Everyone aboard the plane is safe.READ MORE: Shark Sighted Off Jones Beach Day After Lifeguard Was Bitten
The plane landed at the Dodoma fueling station, where the engine was being repaired.
The aircraft was traveling from Iranga, Tanzania, in the center of the East African nation, to Lake Manyara, which is in the north.
Clinton, who lives in Chappaqua, New York, started his tour of Africa on Wednesday in Tanzania, where he is visiting projects funded by his foundation to boost agriculture, health, education and wildlife conservation.READ MORE: Full Lineup Revealed For 'We Love New York City: The Homecoming Concert' In Central Park
In addition to Tanzania, Clinton and his daughter, Chelsea, are scheduled to visit Kenya, Liberia and Morocco.
One of the Tanzania projects is a commercial farm operated by the Clinton Development Initiative that partners with thousands of neighboring smallholder farmers to provide them with training and good quality seeds for maize and soy crops.
On Wednesday, Clinton traveled to a corn field that is part of the farm project. He surveyed the crop outputs that have increased as a result of improved techniques and technology, according to the Clinton Foundation.MORE NEWS: NYPD: William Roberson Charged With Vandalizing Black Wall Street Gallery In SoHo
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