Plane with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross aboard forced to make emergency landing

Date: January 14, 2020
Source: NBC News

A military plane flying Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to Guatemala on Monday was forced to turn around and make an emergency landing at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland after its landing gear failed to retract.

A U.S. official said the plane circled while dumping fuel before returning to Andrews in the suburbs of Washington. Public flight tracking records showed the aircraft circling repeatedly before it landed about 39 minutes after it took off.

Ross and all others on board were unharmed. Ross transferred to another plane and took off for Guatemala, where he is leading the U.S. delegation to incoming President Alejandro Giammattei Falla's inauguration Tuesday.

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