Hillary Clinton was aboard an American Airlines flight from New York that suffered a mechanical issue and needed to return to the gate Sunday afternoon, according to a law enforcement source. A separate law enforcement source confirmed Clinton was aboard a plane which experienced a mechanical issue that needed to return to the gate.
American Airlines flight 2144 to Washington DC’s Reagan Airport was forced to return to the gate about 3:15 p.m. following a mechanical issue reported by ground personnel, a law enforcement source told CNN.Another source confirmed with the network that the former secretary of state was on board.The flight’s pilots reported to authorities feeling the plane shake then saw smoke,
the report said.Metal debris was later discovered in the area where the mechanical issue took place.
Passengers were able to catch another flight to the nation’s capital, the airline said.A representative for Clinton declined to comment. U.S. Secret Service didn’t immediately return a request for comment from CNN.