Kamala Harris
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US Vice President Kamala Harris' plane was forced to land soon after take-off on Sunday due to a technical problem on her way to Guatemala for her first international trip, AFP reported.

"I'm good. I'm good," Harris told reporters, giving a thumbs-up after exiting the plane when it returned to Joint Base Andrews on the outskirts of Washington.

"We all said a little prayer, but we're good," she added.

The Vice President's spokeswoman Symone Sanders said that Harris would switch planes and no major delays in her itinerary were expected.

"It is a technical issue. There are no major safety concerns," Sanders said.

A journalist onboard reported "an unusual noise" from the landing gear when the plane - known as Air Force Two - took off, but said that the landing was "completely normal."

Harris is taking her first trip abroad as President Joe Biden's deputy with an eye towards tackling the root causes of migration from the region.

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