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Plane issues force Missouri Gov. Parson to cancel trip to Park University

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Posted at 2:15 PM, Jul 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-19 15:15:57-04

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and other passengers are safe after a problem with the governor's plane caused the pilot to turn around mid-trip.

A release from Parson's office says an issue with a required system on the plane prompted the Missouri State Highway Patrol pilot to turn back in the middle of a Friday flight to Kansas City. The pilot returned to Columbia Regional Airport and landed without incident.

Parson cancelled his scheduled visit to Park University because of the problem. He said he hopes to reschedule.

University officials planned to discuss the school's history and work-study model along with other topics, including workforce development initiatives and Valor Medal reviews of minority veterans from World War I, with Parson.