09/15/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Obama Plane Emergency: Tapes Show Pilots' Calls For Help

The incident involving Sen. Barack Obama's campaign plane last month was much more serious than the airline or the Federal Aviation Administration said, according to FAA control tower tapes obtained by ABC News.

At the time, an FAA spokesperson said the pilot did not declare an emergency and the airline owner, Midwest Airlines, said safety "was never an issue."

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