• Gov. DeSantis' plane forced to make emergency landing after mechanical issues

    By: James Tutten


    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - An aircraft carrying Gov. Ron DeSantis to South Florida was forced to make an emergency landing in St. Pertersburg, according to a spokesperson with the governor’s office.

    DeSantis was headed to Broward County for a press conference on government accountability at 3 p.m.

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    A representative for the governor said the press conference is scheduled to be held around 4:30 p.m.

    Officials said DeSantis is accompanied by Attorney General Ashley Moody, his chief of staff Shane Strum and three members of his executive staff.

    No injures have been reported.

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