"Technical issue" causes vice president's plane to turn around

Henrietta Strickland
June 7, 2021

Vice President Kamala Harris, who was en route to Latin America on Sunday, safely returned to Joint Base Andrews after her plane had a "technical issue", according to Harris' chief spokesperson and senior adviser Symone Sanders.

The glitch in the plane's landing gear was apparently caused by technical issues that forced her to switch to another Air Force Two airplane.

"I'm good, I'm good".

The vice president departed in another plane about 90 minutes later.

Why it matters: Harris is headed to Guatemala and Mexico as part of the Biden administration's efforts to address the surge of migration into the US from the Southern border. "We all said a little prayer, but we're good".

President Joe Biden appointed Harris in March to lead the diplomatic outreach, just as the administration was dealing with a massive surge in migration at the border.

She gave a thumbs-up as she disembarked following a safe landing and said: "I'm good, I'm good".

Harris' worldwide trip comes amid the USA border crisis, alongside Mexico and Guatemala.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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