JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris
' plane was forced to return to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland
about 30 minutes after she had left on a trip to Guatemala
on Sunday due to a technical problem with "no immediate safety issue."
Air Force Two
safely landed, and she exited with a thumbs up.
“I'm fine, I'm fine; we all said a quick prayer, but we're fine,” she said.
About an hour and a half later, the vice president boarded a different plane.
Her spokesperson, Symone Sanders, told reporters traveling with Harris that the crew of the original aircraft noticed that the landing gear was not storing properly shortly after takeoff, which could have led to further mechanical issues.
“While there was no immediate safety issue, they returned to JBA out of an abundance of caution because they have all the parts and mechanics they need to fix the issue,” she explained.