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Congress members forced to return to D.C. hold impromptu service for John Dingell on plane

John Dingell
Posted at 12:18 PM, Feb 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-13 18:26:07-05

(WXYZ) — Planes carrying Congress members to Former Congressman John Dingell's funeral in Michigan were forced to turn around Tuesday morning.

An impromptu service was held on a plane at 30,000 feet for Dingell, according to Rep. Billy Long. The service was led by Rep. John Lewis, Rep. Fred Upton and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

The planes had to turn back and return to D.C. because weather conditions made it unsafe to land at Detroit Metro Airport.