Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., speaks on his Iraq policy during a news conference in Fargo, N.D., Thursday, July 3, 2008. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
St. Louis (AP) The National Transportation Safety Board says it plans to investigate the problem that developed today aboard Barack Obama's campaign plane.
The Midwest airlines charter jet made an unscheduled landing in St. Louis after the crew reported having trouble keeping the nose up following takeoff from Chicago for Charlotte, North Carolina.
Midwest airlines said the problem developed because an emergency slide in the plane's tail cone deployed in flight. The airline said flight safety was never threatened.
The Illinois senator postponed the North Carolina trip. But Obama phoned into the Charlotte event to apologize for the “glitch,” and to summarize his speech on the nation's economic woes.
Obama has two fundraisers in Atlanta scheduled for later today.