Published: Sun, October 30, 2016
Economy | By Melissa Porter

LaGuardia runways reopen after Pence plane slide

Pence is got back in the air on a new plane Friday morning, after his campaign plane slid off the runway at New York's LaGaurdia Airport. He said he felt the amount of negative coverage toward the Trump campaign has been "overwhelming" compared to negative coverage of Hillary Clinton's campaign.

The Port Authority of NY and New Jersey issued a statement confirming no one had been injured and that its personnel were on the scene. The collapsible blocks slope upward gradually from the ground to approximately 30 inches and can safely stop an aircraft traveling at up to 80 miles per hour, officials said.

"We want a victory on Election Day, but we also want it to be a victory for American democracy", Pence said.

The Port Authority assisted in developing the arrestor bed technology, along with the University of Dayton and Engineered Arresting Systems Corporation (ESCO) of Logan Township, New Jersey.

The Indiana governor was making the rounds on morning shows after the chartered Boeing 737-700 hit the rain-soaked runway hard at 7:45 p.m. Thursday and fishtailed before coming to rest on a patch of grass.

Donald Trump told a crowd of supporters in Geneva, Ohio, that his running mate had been in "grave danger" after his rough landing, but that he was OK. He said he was fine, though, and no one had been injured.

"Three minutes passed from the time the plane made a full stop until the first emergency response vehicle arrived, he said, noting that he had made it a point to time it". Earlier this month, Pence, who passed also mourned not only the loss of his dog, Maverick, but also the loss of his legislation to keep Syrian refugees from resettling in the state of Indiana.

More than 60 airports in the US have arrestor beds installed, the FAA reports.

"Approximately 80 arrestor beds were destroyed".

Officials say a light plane has crashed after takeoff from Malta International Airport, killing all five people on board. He thanked the first responders, who he said seemed to be immediately around the plane after it veered off the runway. That plane veered into an area that didn't have the arrestor beds.

The FAA began researching this problem in the 1990s.

"We're really grateful everybody's okay, including our press corps", he said.

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