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JOINT BASE ANDREWS, MD - NOVEMBER 2: The presidential motorcade pulls up on the tarmac to meet Air Force One and take President Barack Obama back to the White House, on November 2, 2014 at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. President Obama traveled to Bridgeport, Connecticut for a campaign event with Connecticut governor Dan Malloy and then to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for a campaign event with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, MD - NOVEMBER 2: President Barack Obama exits Air Force One on November 2, 2014 at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. President Obama traveled to Bridgeport, Connecticut for a campaign event with Connecticut governor Dan Malloy and then to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for a campaign event with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama boards Air Force One prior to departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, November 2, 2014. Obama is traveling to speak at Democratic campaign rallies in Connecticut for Governor Dan Malloy, who is up for re-election, and in Pennsylvania for Tom Wolf, candidate for Governor. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, MD - NOVEMBER 2: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama boards Air Force One November 2, 2014 at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. President Obama is traveling to Bridgeport, Connecticut for a campaign event with Connecticut governor Dan Malloy and then to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for a campaign event with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, MD - NOVEMBER 2: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama boards Air Force One November 2, 2014 at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. President Obama is traveling to Bridgeport, Connecticut for a campaign event with Connecticut governor Dan Malloy and then to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for a campaign event with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Members of press and White House staff board Air Force One prior to departing Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport in Romulus, Michigan, November 1, 2014. US President Barack Obama traveled to Detroit, Michigan, to speak at a campaign rally for Democratic US Senate candidate Gary Peters and Democratic candidate for Michigan Governor Mark Schauer. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama disembarks from Air Force One upon arrival at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, California, October 10, 2014. Obama is traveling on a 3-day trip to California for economic events and to attend Democratic fundraisers. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama boards Air Force One prior to departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, October 9, 2014. Obama is traveling on a 3-day trip to California for economic events and to attend Democratic fundraisers. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
GARY, IN - OCTOBER 01: U.S. President Barack Obama waves after stepping off Air Force One at Gary/Chicago International Airport to begin a two-day visit to the Chicago area on October 1, 2014 in Gary, Indiana. The president's plane landed in Gary instead of Chicago because Chicago's O'Hare International Airport is still struggling to return to normal flight operations following last weeks sabotage of a suburban FAA radar facility by a contract worker. The sabotage disrupted air travel nationwide and caused more than 2,000 flights to be cancelled at O'Hare airport. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - President Barack Obama is switching planes in Philadelphia for his return trip to Washington because of a mechanical problem with a flap in his earlier aircraft, the White House says.

The White House described the problem as minor.

Obama on Sunday traveled to Connecticut and Pennsylvania to campaign for Democrats in gubernatorial races.

He had flown on a US government C-32 plane, smaller than the 747 jet he typically flies in. Any aircraft the president uses is identified as Air Force One. After discovering the mechanical problem, Obama and other travelers with him switched to a backup C-32.

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