Plane carrying George W. Bush diverted after smell of smoke

Story highlights

  • The 43rd president was on a plane from Philadelphia to Dallas
  • The plane landed in Kentucky after the pilot reported smelling smoke
  • Bush arrived safely home in Dallas later in the night, his spokesman says

A plane carrying former President George W. Bush was diverted to Louisville on Saturday night after the pilot reported the smell of smoke.

The Gulfstream IV aircraft was traveling from Philadelphia International to Dallas Love Field airports when the pilot reported the smell of smoke in the cockpit, said Holly Baker, spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration.

She said the plane landed safely in Louisville, Kentucky.

By early Sunday morning, Bush arrived safely home in Dallas, his spokesman Freddy Ford said.

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