Plane came 'within about 1,000' feet of Air Force One: report

Plane came 'within about 1,000' feet of Air Force One: report
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A U.S. military plane appeared to come startlingly close to Air Force One late Sunday, just minutes before the aircraft carrying President Trump landed outside of Washington, D.C., Voice of America reported.

Reporters traveling with the president spotted a Boeing C-17 Globemaster — a gray, four-engine military transport aircraft — through their windows at 6:23 p.m. as Air Force One was descending toward its home base at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.

“Air Force One took no evasive measures and there was no indication it was in any danger,” according to Voice of America. Trump's  plane landed six minutes later, it added.


A White House pool report Sunday said the aircraft appeared to come "within about 1,000 feet" of Air Force One. The Globemaster reportedly veered to Air Force One’s starboard side as the presidential aircraft traveled north from Florida.

“Veterans in the press cabin remarked they had never seen anything come that close,” according to the report.

“I would say beyond all doubt that this is a strange occurrence,” a retired air force lieutenant colonel said of the incident.

Other White House officials on the flight included chief strategist Stephen Bannon, adviser Stephen Miller, national security adviser H.R. McMaster and Joe Hagin, the White House deputy chief of staff for operations.

The White House provided no immediate comment on the incident.