The plane carrying
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
confirmed a missed approach at 9:50 a.m., citing bad visibility.
The aircraft landed safely at
on the second try 15 minutes later,
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
, 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
. Later he travels to Boston for a pair of fundraisers for his reelection campaign.