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Published: Wed, November 09, 2016
Research | By Jennifer Evans

VP Candidate Pence Plane Skids Off New York Runway; No Injuries Reported


When Governor Mike Pence's plane skidded off the runway at Laguardia, everyone wanted to know what stopped it.

Just hours after the plane carrying Mike Pence skidded off the runway while landing in New York City, the Republican vice presidential nominee joined "CBS This Morning" to discuss the harrowing incident as well as the state of the race in its final stretch.

The Guardian reported in September that one of the pilots of the Pence campaign plane is battling charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon after alleged incidents in which the man used his vehicle to injure an individual.

Political news site Politico says that journalists traveling aboard Pence's 737 during the campaign have experienced several rough landings. It came to a stop at the perimeter fence around 7:40 p.m.at runway 22L. A new plane was called into service, and Pence was expected to appear at his scheduled events in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. "To do exactly the goal that they served tonight, which is to slow down an aircraft that is approaching the end of the runway.can not speculate on the cause of the incident", said Pat Foye, Port Authority Executive Director.

The plane was removed from Runway 22 early Friday and it, too, was reopened.

"Trump wants to do, in part what we've done in IN but most especially what Ronald Reagan did back in the 1980s.is cut taxes across the board", Pence said, including lowering the federal corporate tax rate to 15 percent from 35 percent.

Elizabeth Landers, a CNN producer, who was on the plane said: "We could feel the plane moving, and it was just not a natural landing that you experience". Port Authority Executive Director Patrick Foye told reporters that the plane traveled about 7,000 feet before striking arrestor beds-thin concrete tracks alongside the runway created to crack and buckle under the weight of a runaway plane.

"Every landing that you walk away from is a good one", Pence said Friday.

Reiterating that he just spoke with Pence, Trump added "he's fine, got out, everybody's fine, everybody's fine". "We're grateful to the pilots and everyone involved, and we're back on the campaign trail today".

Pence said the incident was over quickly and thanked first responders for taking immediate action.

Pence was a game guest, modestly recounting the brief ordeal before touting Donald Trump's presidential bid and deflecting controversial questions about voter fraud and violence.

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton also tweeted about the accident.

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

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