Michelle Obama's Plane Aborts Landing

The mistake of an air traffic controller on Monday caused a White House plane carrying Michelle Obama to abort it's landing at Andrews Air Force Base, the Star Tribune reports.

The plane came much too close to a military cargo jet weighing 200-tons, federal officials told the Star Tribune.

Federal officials said that the controllers feared the landing time between the two aircrafts would be too close together. It was thought that the cargo jet would not clear the runway before the first lady's plane landed, MSNBC said.

In Warrenton, VA., where the mistake was made, the Federal Aviation Administration has a team of investigators to examine the situation, the Star Tribune said. The FAA has already been dealing with issues involving contollers such as sleeping on the job.

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