Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s plane slid off the runway at LaGuardia airport in New York on Thursday night, though there were no reported injuries, according to the Associated Press.
The GOP vice presidential nominee was on the plane, but was not injured, according to reporters on the plane who tweeted that emergency crews were on the scene. There was no fire on the plane, and all the passengers have now been evacuated.
From The Hill
Pence tweeted that he was “thankful” that everyone on the plane was safe, and suggested he would continue his campaign events as planned on Friday. He is scheduled to appear at a rally in Bensalem, Pa., on Friday afternoon.
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
The plane “overshot” the runway while landing, according to a statement by the Port Authority.
NEW: Port Authority Statement on Pence Plane Landing at LGA –> pic.twitter.com/UZ3qdJQ8PN
— Ali Vitali (@alivitali) October 28, 2016
**Everyone is okay, including the candidate — but the Pence campaign plane slid off runway upon landing at LaGuardia pic.twitter.com/EDG1GEjVnQ
— Vaughn Hillyard (@VaughnHillyard) October 27, 2016
Pence’s campaign plane has slid off the runway at LGA airport. NO INJURIES. Crazies landing any of us have experienced. Gov. Pence is fine.
— Dan Gallo (@dangallo) October 27, 2016
Pence stood up and checked to make sure everyone on the plane was OK, according to an NBC reporter on the plane. Video later showed Pence walking around outside the aircraft, talking to first responders as rain poured down.
According to photos from the scene, the concrete on the runway was badly damaged after the landing.
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