By Keith Laing - 09/24/12 06:36 PM EDT
"She was choking and rubbing her eyes," Romney said of Ann's experience, according to the Times. "Fortunately, there was enough oxygen for the pilot and copilot to make a safe landing in Denver. But she’s safe and sound."
Ann Romney was flying from Nebraska to California last week when her plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Colorado after the pilot discovered smoke in the aircraft's cabin.
Oxygen fuels combustion, and airplanes are typically kept completely sealed during flights.
Romney has begun allowing press to cover his fundraising events since comments he made to donors at a closed-door event in May were secretly videotaped and leaked online.