Less than an hour after departing for Central America, Vice President Kamala Harris returned to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland for an unexpected landing after a technical problem beset Air Force Two.
Symone Sanders, senior advisor and chief spokesperson for the vice president, said the quick return back to Maryland was in response to a landing gear malfunction, reports POLITICO, citing a pool report. Sanders said there were no immediate safety concerns.
“While there was no immediate safety issue, out of an abundance of caution, they returned to Joint Base Andrews, where they have all the parts and mechanics they need to fix the issue,” said Sanders.
The Associated Press reports that, after landing, Harris gave two thumbs up on the tarmac, before transitioning to a different plane. “I’m good, I’m good. We all said a little prayer, but we’re good,” said Harris, who was traveling to Guatemala and Mexico as part of her effort to address the so-called root causes of