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Small Fire Causes Edwards' Plane To Return To RDU

Posted October 29, 2004

— A camera battery caught part of vice-presidential candidate John Edwards' plane on fire shortly after takeoff at 10 p.m. Friday.

The battery, in a still photographer's camera, caught part of a seat on the plane on fire.

The plane then circled around and as a security precaution landed back at RDU International Airport. Crews repaired the problem and the plane took off again around 11:30 p.m. No one was hurt in the incident.

The plane was en route to Marietta, Ohio, after Edwards spent Friday evening in Raleigh at a rally that included a Jon Bon Jovi concert.

The visit to Raleigh was Edwards' last campaign stop in his home state before Tuesday's election.


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