“It is a technical issue. There are no major safety concerns,” Sanders said, adding that the vice president would be switching planes to continue the trip.
A spokesperson for the vice president declined to provide additional comment.
The print pooler on board Air Force Two reported that “there was an unusual noise that came from the landing gear when we took off but the landing back at JBA was completely normal.”
Harris deplaned Air Force Two around 3:06 p.m., ET, saluting a Marine.
“Everybody good?” she asked reporters. “I’m good, I’m good. We all said a little prayer but we’re good.”
Harris boarded a new Air Force Two at 4:19 p.m., per the print pooler, and the plane departed shortly after, putting Harris two hours behind schedule.
Sunday’s technical issue isn’t the first time airplane troubles have upset Harris’ travel plans. Her plane experienced mechanical problems on a trip to California in March.
This story has been updated with additional developments.