Washington, D.C. – A spokeswoman for Illinois Senator Peter Fitzgerald says he was not on a plane carrying Senate Minority Leader Trent Lott that made an unscheduled landing in
Fitzgerald had planned to accompany Lott to a campaign event in Missouri, but his office says he changed his plans.
Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum also had planned to fly with Lott but changed
Earlier, Republican National Committee Co-Chairwoman Ann Wagner said Fitzgerald and Santorum had been on the plane.
A police report at the airport in Mobile, Alabama indicated that a Challenger 600 plane landed safely after reporting its landing gear was stuck.