Air Force Two, minus vice president, practices landings at University Park Airport

mdawson@centredaily.comJune 21, 2013 

The plane that jets around Vice President Joe Biden practiced landing exercises at the University Park Airport for about an hour Wednesday afternoon.

Details are scant, and the word is that Biden was not actually on the plane, a Boeing 737 that came here from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.

Penn State published a photograph of the plane — showing Mount Nittany in the background — on Twitter on Thursday. University spokeswoman Jill Shockey said the person who snapped the photo did not want to be identified publicly.

The photo caption said the pilot of the plane is a Penn State fan who asked to do landing exercises here.

Bryan Rodgers, the director of the University Park Airport, said the plane completed touch-and-go landings but never made a full landing before it left the area.

No further information was available.

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