US election 2016: Trump running mate Mike Pence’s plane skids off runway

US election 2016: Trump running mate Mike Pence’s plane skids off runway

28 October 2016

Republican vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence has had a narrow escape after his plane slid off the runway while landing in New York City.

The Indiana governor told reporters he was fine after the rough touchdown at LaGuardia Airport. No-one was injured.
Mr Pence and the other 30 or so passengers were evacuated through the back of the plane. He was coming from a campaign event in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

LaGuardia Airport has been closed until further notice, said officials.

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

Live TV footage showed Mr Pence standing in the rain near the plane among emergency vehicles, talking to police and other officials.

He tweeted: “So thankful everyone on our plane is safe. Grateful for our first responders & the concern & prayers of so many. Back on the trail tomorrow!”

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump called Mr Pence to check on him after the incident, the campaign said.
Mr Trump told supporters at his rally about Mr Pence’s plane mishap, saying: “You know, he was in a big accident with a plane, but I just spoke to Mike and he’s fine. He got out. Everybody’s fine.”

Mr Pence cancelled a fundraising event that he was to take part in at Trump Tower in Manhattan, and headed to his hotel.

Meanwhile, First Lady Michelle Obama appeared at a rally with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for the first time, calling her “my girl”.

The Clinton campaign hopes Mrs Obama’s support will help galvanise female voters, especially black women.

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  • uhm

    This isn’t no accident, this was either an assassination attempt or a mild warning. I was only just talking about coming assassination attempts on Trump and now I come across this. Notice this comes eleven days before the election and how this number is symbolism of Saturn’s judgment.

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