New York, Oct 28: The plane with Republican vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence aboard skidded off the runway while landing at LaGuardia airport in New York in heavy rain, media reports said.
Emergency crews were on site but all passengers on the plane including Pence are stated to be fine.
The plane, which was flying from Fort Dodge, Iowa — about a three-hour flight from New York — made a rough impact when it landed. The pilot slammed on the brakes and travellers could smell burning rubber, NBC news reported.According to a spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration, the matter will be investigated.
Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for Donald Trump’s campaign, said the businessman called Pence shortly after the incident, adding that Trump “is very glad everyone onboard the plane is safe”, CNN reported.
The Indiana governor has canceled a fundraising event that he was due to hold in New York, and headed to his hotel.