'It is a technical issue. There are no major safety concerns,' Harris' chief spokesperson Symone Sanders told reporters.
After getting off the ground, reporters said there was an 'unusual sound', which seemed to be coming from landing gear as the plane took off. Upon landing, all appeared to be normal.
The vice president unplanned after landing back at Joint Base Andrews in the suburbs of Washington D.C. and boarded a different plane.
She told reporters while deplaning, 'I'm good. I'm good. We all said a little prayer but we're good.'
After standing by for an hour-and-a-half, Harris boarded a new plane and proceeded on to Guatemala Sunday afternoon as part of her first foreign trip where she will take on more in her capacity as ‘border czar.’
The vice president will spend Sunday night in Guatemala and start her two-day trip with meetings on Monday directed at addressing root causes of people fleeing from the nation.
In March, President Joe Biden put Harris in charge of the massive migration crisis.
As it seemed the problem wasn't going anywhere at the southern border, the administration soon rebranded to indicate Harris is focused on discussing root causes that lead to mass migration to the U.S. from Northern Triangle nations – Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.
Since taking over, Republicans have slammed the vice president for not once visiting the southern border, where enforcement groups are flooded and facilities reached almost 2,000 percent capacity at some points.
Harris stated she will go to Mexico throughout her trip south of the border, but stated that she will still not stop at the U.S. side of the border.
She has likewise already spoken on the phone with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
Throughout her first foreign trip Harris will sit down with Giammattei on Monday and engage in events with Guatemalan community leaders and entrepreneurs afterwards.
On Tuesday, she will travel to Mexico City to meet with President López Obrador and participate in roundtables with women entrepreneurs and labor leaders in Mexico.
The White House, along with specialists, maintain that Harris' aim is to show the U.S. cares and is looking for long term solutions.
The two-day visit is not meant to be a rollout of some massive plan to fix the problem of thousands of Central Americans and Mexicans fleeing to the U.S. seeking asylum.