Kamala Harris’ plane forced to turn back because of ‘technical issue’

  • Kamala Harris’ plane forced to turn back because of ‘technical issue’

Kamala Harris’ plane forced to turn back because of ‘technical issue’

About 30 minutes into her first worldwide trip since taking office, Vice President Kamala Harris' plane was forced to return to Joint Base Andrews due to a technical issue, according to White House pool reports.

A journalist onboard reported "an unusual noise" from the landing gear when the plane - known as Air Force Two - took off, but said that the landing was "completely normal".

Vice President Kamala Harris deplanes Air Force Two after a technical issue forced the aircraft to return and land at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Sunday, June 6, 2021, as she was en route to Guatemala City.

During her first foreign trip as vice president, Harris is expected to meet with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei on Monday. "There are no major safety concerns", Sanders said, adding that the vice president would be switching planes to continue the trip.

"There are no major safety concerns", Ms Sanders said. "We all said a little prayer, but we're good", said Harris, per AP.

Harris has blamed a number of factors for the flood of migrants coming from South American countries such as Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador, including poverty, crime, corruption, and climate change.