The plane carrying U.S. Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence, which skidded off the runway after landing in the rain at New York City’s LaGuardia Airport, is removed from the runway
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (OCTOBER 28, 2016) (NBC) – The plane carrying U.S. Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence that skidded off the runway after landing in the rain at New York City’s LaGuardia Airport was removed from the runway early Friday (October 28).
No one was injured in the incident which occurred less than two weeks before the U.S. presidential election, crucial campaign days for Pence and running mate Donald Trump.
Pence pledged to hit the campaign trail again on Friday.
The Boeing 737 was coming in for a landing and went off the runway at about 7:40 p.m. local time (2340 GMT). The plane was stopped by a crushable type of concrete runway that arrested the aircraft’s movement, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Jim Peters said.
The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board said they will investigate the cause of the incident.