Military aircraft buzz Downtown Pittsburgh in preparation for president's visit



Several military aircraft were doing a practice run this morning in preparation for President Barack Obama's visit Wednesday to a West Mifflin steel plant.

Maj. Karen Bogdan of the 171st Air Refueling Wing in Findlay said the three Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey aircraft and two other helicopters flew in support of Air Force One's arrival. They circled Downtown Pittsburgh for several minutes this morning.

Mr. Obama will travel Wednesday to the U.S. Steel Irvin Plant in West Mifflin as part of a four-stop tour that also includes Prince George's County, Md., Milwaukee and Nashville, Tenn.


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