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Governor's plane makes emergency landing in Van Nuys

June 19, 2009 |  9:22 pm

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s private jet made an emergency landing at Van Nuys Airport tonight after the pilot reported smoke coming from the cockpit, according to a statement released by the governor’s press secretary. 

The jet was about 10 minutes from  Santa Monica Airport, its destination, when the pilot made a quick landing at 6:23 p.m. Although there wasn’t a visible fire, the Los Angeles Fire Department met the jet on the runway.

Upon landing, the governor disembarked and traveled home. No one was harmed in the incident.
Schwarzenegger posted a picture of the jet on his Twitter page and called the incident a “little adventure.” 

-- Nicole Santa Cruz