Air Force One Lands Safely After Aborted Landing Attempt

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) – Administration officials say Air Force One with President Barack Obama aboard made an aborted landing attempt at the Windsor Locks, Conn., airport before trying again and landing safely.

The White House and the Federal Aviation Administration say it was a routine maneuver where the pilot was in the process of landing, but because of weather conditions decided to circle the runway before trying again and landing safely.

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The sky was heavily clouded in New London, where the president traveled Wednesday morning to deliver the commencement address at the United States Coast Guard Academy.

White House spokesman Nick Shapiro says there was never any risk to the president. Reporters on the plane say they were not aware that the landing maneuver — which is called a “go around” — was happening.

President Obama is scheduled to head to the Boston area later on Wednesday.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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