NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Presidential candidate Donald Trump was in Nashville for a short while Wednesday, but he wasn’t doing any campaigning.
His plane was diverted to the Nashville International Airport at 4:40 p.m. due to engine trouble. Sources told News 2 it was an Alert 2 emergency landing and crews on the ground responded immediately upon the plane’s landing.
An Alert 2 indicates the aircraft is experiencing major difficulties and a difficult or crash landing may be expected.
The airport tweeted a photo of the plane saying, “Just making a quick pit stop. Welcome to BNA, @realDonaldTrump!”
The Federal Aviation Administration released the following statement: “A Boeing B757, diverted from its planned route and landed safely at the Nashville International Airport tonight at 4:40 pm. after reporting engine problems. The FAA will investigate.”
News 2 learned his visit was short-lived as he and his campaign were put on a different plane so they could continue on their way. His plane sat empty in a hangar at the time of this report and parts are being flown to Nashville so repairs can be made.
Mechanics are expected to work on the aircraft more Thursday night.
ABC News reports Trump was in Little Rock, Arkansas, Wednesday night for a rally that started late at 7:45 p.m., more than an hour and a half off schedule.