US Vice President Harris arrives in Guatemala after a technical issue with her plane

Photo: EPA US Vice President Kamala Harris greets people as she arrives in Guatemala City, Guatemala, 06 June.

Kamala Harris on Sunday landed in Guatemala City for her first foreign trip as US vice president after a technical issue with her aircraft delayed her departure, news wires reported. Less than half an hour after taking off from a military airfield near Washington, the government plane Harris was travelling on had to return to the airport in order to be changed out, according to spokeswoman Symone Sanders. "It is a technical issue. There are no major safety concerns," she said, cited by dpa.

Sanders later told pool reporters that the Air Force Two crew noticed an issue with the landing gear, which was not storing as it should, adding that the plane turned around "out of an abundance of caution."

Harris' official visit to Guatemala and Mexico on Monday and Tuesday will focus on migration and economic cooperation.

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