VIDEO: Republican VP Candidate Mike Pence’s Plane Skids Off Runway In New York City
By Fox News // October 27, 2016
"So thankful everyone on our plane is safe," Pence said in a tweet.
ABOVE VIDEO: A plane carrying Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence slid off the runway while landing at New York City’s Laguardia Airport Thursday evening.
(FOX NEWS) – A plane carrying Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence slid off the runway while landing at New York City’s Laguardia Airport Thursday evening.
There was no immediate word of any injuries.
The aircraft, a Boeing 737, tore up two tracks of concrete on the runway before coming to rest on a patch of grass.
“We seemed to be sliding for the distance of the landing and a burning smell became very obvious — like rubber,” Fox News producer Dan Gallo wrote in an email.
According to Gallo, Pence said that he saw mud on windows at the front of the plane when he came to check on passengers in the rear of the aircraft.
“We can see mud on the front windows,” a calm Pence said in the press cabin about a minute after the plane came to rest. He said he felt fine.
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So thankful everyone on our plane is safe. Grateful for our first responders & the concern & prayers of so many. Back on the trail tomorrow!
— Mike Pence (@mike_pence) October 28, 2016
Due to a plane skidding off the runway, #LaGuardia is currently closed until further notice. Check with your airline for additional info.
— NYCEM – Notify NYC (@NotifyNYC) October 28, 2016