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Pilot aborts landing on Obama flight

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The pilot of President Obama’s plane aborted a landing in Connecticut on Wednesday morning because of poor visibility, before landing safely on a second attempt.

Air Force One pulled up on its approach to Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn., around 9:50 a.m. The presidential plane circled in light rain and landed on its next approach at 10:05 a.m.

White House spokesman Nick Shapiro said the pilot decided to circle because of the weather, calling it a standard and safe procedure.

The president was on his way to give the commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn.

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