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

Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis speaks to supporters as his wife Casey DeSantis, back right, listens during at a rally Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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.

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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