News reported that the plane turned around and landed at Joint Base Andrews.
First Lady Melania Trump's official plane was forced to make an unexpected landing this morning amid reports of an onboard fire.
About 10 minutes after takeoff, reporters noticed a thin haze of smoke and detected a burning smell, according to CNN. The smoke and smell slowly dissipated.
It was not immediately clear what caused the problem on the aircraft, a Boeing C-32A identified as "Bright Star".
13 dead in bombing at Crimea college
Earlier, emergency officials said the explosion was believed to have been caused by a gas canister explosion. Around 20 people have been rushed to hospital by paramedics and doctors are expected around 50 more wounded.
Recreational marijuana is now legal in Canada
In Quebec and most eastern Canadian provinces, marijuana will be sold only in state-run stores, in the same way alcohol is sold. Hundreds gathered outside licensed retailers, eagerly awaiting their turn to make their own purchases.
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She hopes to make money from pipes, bongs and marijuana paraphernalia. "That's not even paying someone's salary". That said, the federal government and provinces and territories share responsibility for its implementation.
A crew member is quoted by USA media as saying a "malfunctioning comms unit that had overheated" was the cause of the issue, but the White House has not confirmed this.
She was on her way from Washington to Philadelphia when there was "a minor mechanical issue", according to her spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham.
FLOTUS was en route to Philadelphia to meet with families of children who were affected by exposure to opioids while in the womb.
The event was planned for Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar was to join the first lady.