Plane carrying Kamala Harris lands safely after ‘technical issue’

Kamala Harris standing in front of a laptop

US Vice President Kamala Harris on Sunday (local time) arrived in Guatemala after some technical issues with her plane, which caused a minor delay in her first worldwide trip as vice president.

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

Passengers later boarded the back-up C32 plane, "which is an Air Force Boeing modified 757", Harris' spokesperson Symone Sanders told reporters. "We all said a little prayer, but we're good", she said.

After the plane took off, reporters heard an unusual noise coming from the landing gear.


Vice President Kamala Harris' plane heading to Guatemala and Mexico was forced to land after AF2 technical issues.

The plane landed safely and she gave a thumbs-up when she got off. "There are no major safety concerns", she said.

Harris will visit Guatemala and Mexico this week, bringing a message of hope to a region hammered by Covid-19 and which is the source of most of the undocumented migrants seeking entry to the United States.

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