First lady’s plane forced to abort landing due to air traffic controller’s mistake

Holly Bailey
The Ticket

A plane carrying First Lady Michelle Obama was forced to abort a landing at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington Monday when it came too close to a cargo jet already on the runway.

Federal officials tell the Washington Post the incident was caused by an air traffic controller's mistake. The mishap comes as the Federal Aviation Administration deals with fallout over air traffic controllers caught sleeping and watching movies while on the job.

(Photo of Michelle Obama by Dario Lopez-Mills/AP)