Air Force One lands safely after aborted landing attempt

WINDSOR LOCKS - Air Force One with President Barack Obama aboard made an aborted landing attempt at the Windsor Locks, Conn., airport Wednesday before trying again and landing safely,officials said.

The White House and Federal Aviation Administration say it was a routine maneuver where the pilot was in the process of landing, butbecause of weather conditions decided to circle the runway beforetrying again and landing safely.

The sky was heavily clouded in Connecticut, where the presidenttraveled Wednesday to deliver the commencement address at theUnited States Coast Guard Academy in New London.

White House spokesman Nick Shapiro said there was never any risk to the president. Reporters on the plane say they were not aware that the landing maneuver - which is called a "go around" - was happening.

AP wires contributed to this report

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