Monday, 14 June, 2021

Plane With Kamala Harris Onboard Forced To Turn Around After "Technical Issue"

Kamala Harris standing in front of a laptop Provided by Washington Examiner
Gustavo Carr | 07 June, 2021, 10:32

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 global trip as vice president. Saturday marked the 74th day that Harris has neither traveled to US border communities nor held a news conference in connection with her duties as manager of the administration's response to the border crisis.

She gave a thumbs-up as she disembarked following a safe landing and said: "I'm good, I'm good. There are no major safety concerns", Sanders said, adding that the vice president would be switching planes to continue the trip. "We all said a little prayer, but we're good", said Harris, per AP.

Disaster Feared as Chemical Cargo Ship Sinks off Sri Lanka
A dead fish lies on the shores of Sarakkuwa beach, amid piles of plastic pellets, just north of the capital Colombo on Tuesday. Authorities fear a bigger disaster if the oil leaks into the ocean and nearby lagoons before the vessel can be towed away.

After the plane took off, reporters heard an unusual noise coming from the landing gear. There are no major safety concerns, " Sanders said.

Harris is taking her first trip overseas as President Joe Biden's deputy with an eye towards tackling the root causes of migration from the region - one of the thorniest issues facing the White House.