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Updated Apr 30, 2013 - 3:10 pm

Engine problems keep Biden plane in Arizona

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — An Air Force transport that flew Vice President Joe
Biden to northern Arizona on Friday remains at the Flagstaff airport because of
an engine problem.

A spokesman for the 89th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland says
the plane, an Air Force version of a Boeing 757 jetliner, ingested some type of
debris while landing.

Maj. Joel Harper says the plane landed normally and nobody noticed anything
until a routine post-flight inspection.

According to Harper, the plane is still being checked out Tuesday. He says it’s
expected to leave Flagstaff “in the coming days.”

Biden returned to Washington on a different Air Force transport. He was in
Arizona to speak at McCain Institute forum Friday evening in Sedona.


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