According to media reports, the incident with US Vice President Mike Pence’s plane could have been caused by a “bird strike”. Pence was in New Hampshire for a campaign event in Gilford.
Air Force Two, carrying US Vice President Mike Pence, was forced to return to the Manchester Airport, in New Hampshire, shortly after it took off on Tuesday, according to media reports.
Reporters said, citing a CNN pooler, that the plane returned to the airport due to engine issues which could have been caused by a bird strike.
The VP, along with staffers, is said to be returning to Washington on a cargo plane after the incident.
Pence attended a campaign event in Gilford before departing on Air Force Two.
Pence stepped out of AF2 for a few seconds and then returned inside. Crews are currently inspecting the engine. pic.twitter.com/v8vnkcwPQ5
— Justin Gomez (@JustinGomezABC) September 22, 2020
No further details were immediately available.