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ERJ-190 APU Explosion at LGA with Clinton Onboard

Old 18th Nov 2019, 04:08
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ERJ-190 APU Explosion at LGA with Clinton Onboard

The crew reported an APU explosion and said the ground folks were holding up pieces of the unit. No smoke in the cabin, smoke visible outside the aircraft.

Plane with Hillary Clinton aboard returns to gate after mechanical issue

By Noah Gray and Greg Clary, CNN



Updated 8:27 PM ET, Sun November 17, 2019
(CNN)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 says flight 2144, from New York's LaGuardia Airport to Washington's Reagan National Airport returned to the gate around 3:15 pm, ET, after ground personnel saw the mechanical issue, according to the source.Pilots told authorities the plane shook and ground personnel saw smoke and discovered metal debris in the area after the incident, which took place hundreds of feet from the terminal, according to the law enforcement source. Passengers boarded a different aircraft and departed for Washington at 4:45 pm, ET, according to the airline.A representative for Clinton declined to comment. US Secret Service hasn't yet returned a request for comment from CNN.
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US Secret Service hasn't yet returned a request for comment from CNN.
Perhaps because the Secret Service realize they're not APU experts!
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She´s a noneperson. Close the files..
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Perhaps because the Secret Service realize they're not APU experts!
I'm sure CNN will be able to find a retired Secret Service official who will be happy to comment with authority. They probably have one on standby.
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A Secret Service agent was presumably on the plane. As a former First Lady Hillary gets lifetime protection.

An acquaintance who is a bodyguard for a high government official says that a bizjet is probably cheaper for the taxpayer than an airline ticket even if the government picks up the tab for the plane since fewer agents are involved and there is less public exposure.

Hillary is reportedly laying the groundwork for another presidential candidacy and she has been taken to task earlier by activist supporters for the carbon credits she burns on a bizjet.
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