<pA plane carrying first lady Melania Trump<pA Fox News reporter said there was “a thin haze of smoke and smell [of] something burning.”
<pThe smell quickly became stronger about 10 minutes after takeoff, she added.
<pThe smell was reportedly coming from “a malfunctioning comms unit” on board. The first lady's communications director Stephanie Grisham said in a statement that it was simply a "minor mechanical issue," and added, "everything is fine and everyone is safe.”
<pTrump was on her way to Philadelphia for a visit to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital related to her "Be Best" campaign and work to highlight the opioid epidemic. The first lady boarded a separate smaller aircraft soon afterwards and continued forward with her trip.