A lot of people seem to take trips on Air Force One.
A mystery member of President Joe Biden’s entourage was seen falling down the plane’s stairs after it landed at Poland’s Warsaw Chopin Airport Monday. Video circulated on social media appeared to show the figure land on the tarmac, where he or she was quickly tended to by others disembarking.
Who fell out of Air Force One in Poland? pic.twitter.com/hg9EdAY9R3
— @amuse (@amuse) February 21, 2023
The fall was reminiscent of Biden’s infamous triple tumble on the same stairs in March of 2021. The difference was that the then-78-year-old Biden fell three times in succession as he tried to scramble up the steps.
President Biden trips three times while attempting to board Air Force One. pic.twitter.com/ftrAz05TRU
— Addy Adds (@OneAddyAdds) March 19, 2021
The incident came during Biden’s highly secretive trip to Ukraine, where he pledged more U.S. aid to President Volodymyr Zelensky. CNN reported that Air Force One left Joint Base Andrews at 4:15 a.m. ET on Sunday, and reporters who accompanied the president were not allowed to carry phones or tablets. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan was among the few top aides who accompanied Biden.
After landing in Poland, the group took a train into Ukraine and then transferred to a motorcade for the final leg of the journey.
While in Kyiv, Biden and Zelensky were seen walking together around St. Michael’s Cathedral as air raid sirens sounded, even though CNN reported it was the first time the sirens had been heard in weeks. Biden pledged a new aid package that will include more javelin missiles and Howitzers and announced a new round of sanctions on Moscow.
The war began February 24, 2022, when Russia launched its invasion. In November, Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley estimated that 100,000 soldiers had been killed on each side and as many as 40,000 civilians had also died. Millions of Ukrainians have fled the country.