US Vice President Kamala Harris’ plane, Air Force 2 bound for Guatemala, was forced to return to Joint Base Andrews over technical issues.
This trip to Guatemala was her first overseas trip since taking office in January. She scheduled this trip to address climate, economic development, women’s rights, and food issues.
The Boeing 757 (VC-32) returned to Joint Base Andrews 30 minutes after departure on Sunday, 6th June. The diversion was required due to a technical problem with “no imminent safety hazard.” The aircraft landed safely, and she gave a thumbs-up when she got off.
In a tweet, Harris’ spokesperson, Symone Sanders, said:
According to her spokesperson, After the captain observed that the landing gear wasn’t storing properly soon after takeoff, the aircraft was forced to return to Andrews.
No one was injured, and the vice president departed in another plane after about an hour and a half. The Vice President and her companions continued the visit to Central America.
Air Force Two landed safely, and she gave a thumbs-up when she got off. The vice president departed in another plane with a delay of about an hour and a half later.
The Boeing 757s (VC-32s), widely known as the Air Force 2, fly the Vice President. All four of them were delivered back in 1998 and are now over 22 years old.