Vice President Mike Pence’s Plane Turns Around, NH Event Canceled: Reports

July 2, 2019 Updated: July 2, 2019

Vice President Mike Pence’s plane was called amid an unspecified emergency, according to reports on July 2. However, a spokesman for the vice president told the Boston Globe that there was no emergency.

His planned New Hampshire event was canceled, Fox News reported.

An ABC News reporter also said that his event “was cancelled because something came up and he had to be back at the White House,” and an “official says it is not a cause for alarm.”

Pence was slated to head to New Hampshire to talk about addiction recovery.

“According to a statement released by his office Monday, Pence will visit the Granite Recovery Center headquarters in Salem Tuesday afternoon. He plans to participate in a roundtable discussion with former patients and alumni of the center before delivering remarks on the opioid crisis and illegal drug flow in New Hampshire,” the Union-Leader reported.

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu was also slated to join Pence at the event, NBC Boston reported.

He last visited New Hampshire in 2018.

In 2016, a plane carrying the future vice president skid off a runway, and there were no injuries.

“So thankful everyone on our plane is safe,” Pence said on Twitter after the incident. “Grateful for our first responders & the concern & prayers of so many.”

Other details about the incident are not clear.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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