Laura Bush, others make unscheduled stop

Monday, October 23rd 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Tulsa, Oklahoma-AP) -- Problems with cabin pressure today forced a plane carrying Texas First Lady Laura Bush, Lynne Cheney and Cyndi McCain to stop in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The wives of Republican presidential nominee George W. Bush, vice presidential nominee Dick Cheney and Arizona Senator John McCain spent about three hours at Tulsa International Airport.

Laura Bush says they realized something was wrong when oxygen masks dropped. She says they weren't really frightened, but did use the oxygen for a short time.

Bush campaign spokesman Bob Hopkins says everyone on board is fine.

A second plane was brought to Tulsa to complete the trip, which started this morning in Austin, Texas.

The women later today planned to hook up with the Texas governor for a rally in Milwaukee.