Schwarzenegger's Plane Makes Emergency Landing

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger greets school children after voting at Kenter Canyon Elementary school in Los Angeles Tuesday, Nov 4, 2008. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

LOS ANGELES -- California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's plane has been diverted to the Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley because of smoke in the cockpit.

Spokesman Aaron McLear says the jet was about 10 minutes away from landing at the Santa Monica Airport on Friday evening when the pilot reported smoke coming from an instrument panel.

McLear says the pilot made a quick and steep landing at 6:23 p.m. Los Angeles City fire crews met the jet on the runway.

There were no flames and no one was injured.

Schwarzenegger tweeted about the diversion, calling it "a little adventure," and posting a link to a photo of the jet on his Twitter feed.

"All's ok, though," he wrote.

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  • by Citizen Location: Kinston on Jun 21, 2009 at 09:31 AM
    This should teach Arnold a lesson. Do not hire illegal alien mechanics to work on your plane!
  • by Pirate Location: Williamston on Jun 20, 2009 at 04:47 PM
    So much for leading the way on Global Warming! Go get um California! Lead the way to a greener planet!
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Jun 20, 2009 at 03:15 PM
    Arnold "Plastic Man" Schwarzenegger took time to Tweet this message. Sounds like Tweeter might put news reporters out of business. Is it just me, or does Arnold look like he's made out of plastic in his most recent photos?
  • by Rob Location: NC on Jun 20, 2009 at 01:40 PM
    Now I guess Arnold will have to really "...change his dipah!"

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