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Gov. Schwarzenegger Tweets About Emergency Landing
7:30 PM PDT, June 19, 2009
Governor Tweets About Plane Problems
VAN NUYS -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's plane made an emergency landing at the Van Nuys Airport Friday evening, reportedly because smoke had filled the cockpit.
The plane landed safely at about 6:15 p.m., and all fire units were called off.
On his Twitter page (@Schwarzenegger), the governor wrote, "A little adventure just now when my plane made an emergency landing. All's ok, though."
Schwarzenegger also posted a picture of the plane.
There was no information immediately available on what caused the plane's mechanical problems.
Arnold was said to have encouraged the other passengers by shouting at them to stop whining.
Schwarzenegger was seen leaving the airport with different pants on.