- Associated Press - Monday, September 14, 2015

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AP) - President Barack Obama was visiting Des Moines, but when he stepped out of Air Force One it appeared he’d touched down in Nebraska.

As Obama emerged Monday from the jet at the Des Moines airport, he walked onto a mobile staircase from Offutt Air Force Base. A sign on the side of the staircase declared “Welcome to Offutt AFB.”

Offutt spokesman Ryan Hansen says the air base provides the staircase whenever the president is in the area if the airport where he is landing doesn’t have the right size stairs.

The plane Obama was flying Monday was a modified Boeing 747. Hansen says the stairs were delivered to the Des Moines airport last week.

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