DES MOINES, Iowa — An Air Force Boeing 757 has made an emergency landing at the Des Moines International Airport after a windshield cracked during the flight.
Airport Director of Operations Alan Graff says the plane landed safety Friday morning and all nine people on board left the jet safely.
The white unmarked jet landed around 9:30 a.m. after making a distress call seeking to divert its flight plan to land at the airport.
The Air Force version of a 757 is called a C-32 and its primary use is to provide safe, comfortable and reliable transportation for our nation's leaders to locations around the world. The primary customers are the vice president, using the distinctive call sign "Air Force Two," the first lady, and members of the Cabinet and Congress," according to an Air Force fact sheet.
Airport officials referred further questions to the Air Force.
A public affairs officer at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. couldn't immediately provide further details on where the flight originated, where it was going or what caused the windshield to crack.