US Vice President Kamala Harris wanted to go on her first trip abroad to Guatemala. But half an hour after take-off, her plane had to return to the airport.
At the start of Kamala Harris’ first trip abroad as US Vice President, a technical problem with the aircraft caused delays. Less than half an hour after taking off from Andrews Air Base near Washington on Sunday, spokeswoman Symone Sanders said the government plane would have to return to the airport and change the plane that would take Harris and his fellow travelers to Guatemala City.
Accompanying journalists reported an unusual noise during take-off, but the landing was “completely normal”. Back on the ground, the vice president told reporters, “We’ve all said a little prayer, but we’re fine.”
On Monday and Tuesday, Harris’ trip to Guatemala and Mexico will focus on migration and economic cooperation. US President Joe Biden has tasked Harris with taking the lead in curbing migration to the US.