Wednesday, September 26, 2012

McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32, N215US: Paul Ryan's plane encounters mechanical issues

Passengers' bags were removed from Paul Ryan's campaign jet while crews performed maintenance. (Source: CNN)

(CNN) - Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan's plane was delayed in Houston early Wednesday, causing a flight delay to campaign plans.

The plane was boarding around 8:30 a.m. from a Houston airport.

About an hour later, everyone was taken off the plane and their bags were also removed.

A spokesman said a mechanical issue caused the delay.

According to the Romney campaign, Ryan was headed to Colorado for the afternoon.

He had two events scheduled.