Gov. Pence's plane slides off the runway at NYC airport

Republican Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence's campaign plane skidded off the runway while landing at a rainy LaGuardia Airport in New York City Thursday night.

Republican Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence's campaign plane skidded off the runway while landing at a rainy LaGuardia Airport in New York City Thursday night.

No one was injured in the incident, the New York Port Authority announced. The agency said more than 30 people were on board when the plane "overshot a LaGuardia Airport runway."

"So thankful everyone on our plane is safe," Pence said in a tweet. "Grateful for our first responders & the concern and prayers of so many. Back on the trail tomorrow!"

The airport has been closed until further notice, New York's emergency management agency announced in a tweet.

Those on board said the plane made a rough landing and the pilot slammed on the brakes. Passengers said they could smell burning rubber and Pence said mud splashed on the front windows of the cockpit.

The passengers, including the Indiana governor, were evacuated from the rear of the plane.

The flight arrived in New York from Fort Dodge Iowa, where Pence made a campaign stop. The bad weather in New York kept the plane on the ground an extra two hours in New York, the Huffington Post reports.

Pence canceled his scheduled appearance at a Trump Tower fundraiser, according to MSNBC.

Contributing: The Associated Press


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