Pence OK after plane slides off run­way at LaGuardia Air­port

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - KICKOFF - By Will Weis­sert

Repub­li­can vice pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Mike Pence’s cam­paign plane slid off the run­way dur­ing a rain­storm at New York’s LaGuardia Air­port Thurs­day, tear­ing up two tracks of con­crete be­fore com­ing to rest on a patch of grass.

Pence told re­porters that no one had been in­jured.

“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.

After a bumpy ap­proach, the plane roughly landed and slammed into the ground, mak­ing first con­tact with the run­way con­crete.

The pilot slammed on the brakes and pas­sen­gers could smell burn­ing rub­ber.

Pas­sen­gers, in­clud­ing Pence, were evac­u­ated through the back of the plane.

Cam­paign spokesman Marc Loet­ter told re­porters that Pence had missed his fundraiser in New York City and was headed to his ho­tel for the night.

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