First Lady Michelle Obama’s visit Friday to Las Vegas lasted longer than intended after her plane broke down at McCarran International Airport.
“The First Lady’s return flight to Washington has been delayed tonight due to mechanical problems,” the White House said Friday night. “She will remain in Las Vegas for a few hours but expects to depart tonight.”
No other details were available about the problem with the aircraft.
Earlier Friday, the first lady spoke at a campaign rally at Orr Middle School, urging President Barack Obama’s supporters to vote early and then get others to the polls for the Nov. 6 election.
She finished speaking at about 3 p.m. and lingered to shake hands, but told supporters she was anxious to get back home to her two daughters at the White House before hitting the campaign trail again.
“I’m going to get back to Malia and Sasha because I can get home tonight if I leave,” she said.
Instead, the first lady will get stuck taking the red eye home after her plane is fixed.
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