WASHINGTON -- A White House plane with First Lady Michelle Obama on board came dangerously close to a collision with a military cargo jet after an air traffic controller's mistake, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.
The 737 jet carrying the first lady was forced to abort an attempted landing at Andrews Air Force Base on Monday, federal officials told the Post.
Mrs. Obama was returning from a trip to New York.
Air traffic controllers at Andrews Air Force base ordered the first lady's plane to make a series of maneuvers to avoid contact with the C-17 military plane and canceled its scheduled landing, forcing it to circle the airport before finally landing safely.
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