Inclement weather forces Air Force One to abort landing

Inclement weather forces Air Force One to abort landing
President Obama is expected to arrive Monday afternoon in Los Angeles. On his itinerary are three fundraisers and an appearance at DreamWorks Animation. Above, a file photo shows Obama boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base. (Cliff Owen / Associated Press)

The plane carrying

President Obama



was forced to abort its initial landing Wednesday because of poor weather conditions.

According to pool reporters traveling with the president on Air Force One, the

Federal Aviation Administration

confirmed a missed approach at 9:50 a.m., citing bad visibility.

The aircraft landed safely at

Bradley International Airport

north of


on the second try 15 minutes later,

White House

spokesman Nick Shapiro said, adding that it was "a standard and safe procedure."

The press corps aboard Air Force One said they did not notice any unusual activity, but the aborted landing was spotted by other reporters on the ground.

The so-called "go around" comes nearly a month after a military aircraft transporting First Lady

Michelle Obama


Jill Biden

, wife of the vice president, had to abort a landing at Andrews Air Force Base after the plane drew too close to a military cargo plane landing ahead of it.

Obama is delivering the commencement address at the Coast Guard Academy in

New London

. Later he travels to Boston for a pair of fundraisers for his reelection campaign.