The American Vice President Kamala Harris plane had to land again shortly after takeoff on Sunday due to a technical problem. The plane was on its way to Guatemala for Harris first international trip.
“ Im fine. Im fine,” Harris told reporters, holding a thumb up after leaving the plane when it returned to Joint Base Andrews in the suburbs of Washington. “Weve all prayed, but were fine.”
The vice president switched to another plane, and she arrived safely in Guatemala Sunday night. Her spokeswoman Symone Sanders said no major delays in her itinerary were expected.
The crew “noted that the landing gear did not fold up properly, which could lead to further mechanical problems. Although there was no immediate security problem, they returned to Joint Base Andrews as a precaution,” said the spokeswoman.
A journalist on board heard “an unusual sound” from the landing gear when the aircraft, also known as Air Force Two, took off, but said that the landing was “completely normal”.