Vice President Kamala Harris First foreign trip to Guatemala and Mexico It got off to a rough start on Sunday, when a technical problem grounded the plane about 30 minutes into the flight.
“I’m fine. We all said a little prayer, but we’re good,” she told reporters after getting off the plane.
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Journalists heard unusual noises coming from the landing gear, but the plane returned safely to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.
“It’s a technical issue. There are no major safety concerns,” Harris’ spokeswoman Simon Sanders told reporters before landing.
Harris was expected to fly her plane before continuing on to Guatemala City, where she will hold the first two days of talks on Monday to discuss the root causes of immigration from Central America and Mexico.