Plane Carrying VP Candidate Mike Pence Skids Off Runway At LaGuardia Airport


ppA plane carrying Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence slid off the runway after it tried to land at New York City’s Laguardia Airport Thursday evening.
Pence has told reporters he’s fine and no one on board appears injured.

The plane made a rough impact when it landed. The pilot slammed on the brakes and travelers could smell burning rubber.

Pence says mud splashed on the front windows of the cockpit.

Passengers, including Pence, are being evacuated through the back of the plane.

“Mr. Trump did reach out to Gov Pence and is very glad everyone on board plane is safe,” Trump campaign spokesperson Stephanie Grisham said in a statement to Fox News.

New York City’s Office of Emergency Management announced the airport was closed until further notice as a result of the incident.

New York City was being affected by heavy rain Thursday evening. It was not immediately clear whether that played a role in the landing.