ABC news is reporting that while in flight from Omaha, Nebraska to Santa Monica, California, Ann Romney's plane requested to make an emergency landing at the Denver International Airport. According to a recorded conversation between the flight crew and the Denver International flight tower a man's voice is heard saying, "We have an electrical issue here and we're going to declare an emergency. We'll probably need assistance here," he said. "We got smoke in the cabin." When the Canadair Challenger 600 regional jet landed it was surrounded by the Denver Fire Department, the Denver Police Department and Airport Operations who responded to the call.
Fortunately the flight landed safely and all occupants, including Mrs. Romney, four staffers, two U.S. Secret Service agents, and three crew members all exited the plane without any difficulties. As you can imagine they were all shook up, but Anne reportedly was on the phone with her husband within minutes of safely stepping on the ground. Ann previously attended a campaign fundraisers for her husband in Omaha, Nebraska and was on her way to Santa Monica, California. It isn't reported whether this caused any hiccups in the schedule of the presidential campaign.