Australian PM Julia Gillard's Airplane Breaks down On Her Way TO NATO Summit In Chicago

The VIP airplane that was suppose to be carrying Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has suffered a mechanical failure causing her to be significantly delayed.

Her flight was to leave Townsville but was unable to take off and a replacement airplane is being flown from Canberra, meaning some of her planned bilateral talked with President Obama will have to be rescheduled.

Gillard is attending a NATO summit meeting in Chicago along with other non-NATO members that were invited as part of a greater emphasis on global security. She will also be attending International Security Assistance Force talks regarding Afghanistan.

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