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Mechanical problems delay first lady's plane

Saturday - 10/27/2012, 1:10am  ET

LAS VEGAS (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama is returning to Washington after her plane was delayed in Nevada Friday night because of mechanical problems.

A McCarran International Airport spokesman says her aircraft was held up for three hours but departed about 9 p.m. PDT.

Glenn Gardner says he doesn't know the nature of the mechanical issues that delayed her flight home.

The first lady was in Las Vegas Friday campaigning.


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