Vice President's plane stuck in Flagstaff, Ariz.

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by 3TV

azfamily.com

Posted on April 29, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Updated Thursday, May 2 at 4:07 PM

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- The plane that flew Vice President Joe Biden to Arizona last week is stuck at Flagstaff Pulliam Airport.

Apparently the plane has some mechanical problems. Crews could be seen on Monday doing some engine tests.

A spokesman for the 89th Airlift Wing at Andrews Air Force Base 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 was still being checked out Tuesday. He didn't immediately know when it would leave Flagstaff.

"How often do you get to see the Vice President's plane?" said Bernie Pospishel, a Flagstaff resident who came to get a look at the aircraft. "Absolutely it's exciting for Flagstaff. We don't get stuff like this very often. This is a big deal to us little-towners."

The plane, known as Air Force Two when it is carrying the Vice President, was expected to be back in the air on Tuesday.

It has been stuck in Flagstaff since Biden made a stop in Arizona last Friday. He spoke at a dinner in Sedona with Sen. John McCain.

Biden returned to Washington on a different Air Force transport.

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