NEW YORK (TheBlaze/AP) — An airplane carrying Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence has slid off the runway while landing at New York's LaGuardia Airport.
Pence, who was accompanied by his wife, Karen, and oldest daughter, Charlotte, 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. Much of the runway appeared severely damaged after the incident.
Pence says mud splashed on the front windows of the cockpit.
Passengers, including Pence, were evacuated through the back of the plane. Moments after exiting, the vice presidential candidate was seen shaking hands with first responders, who immediately flooded the tarmac after the aircraft slid off the runway.
Pence was coming to New York City for a fundraiser at Trump Tower, but that event was called off. Instead, the Indiana governor will go straight to his hotel to unwind with his family for the remainder of the evening.