Pence plane slides off runway at NYC's LaGuardia Airport

Gov. Mike Pence's airplane slid off the runway at New York's LaGuardia Airport.

NEW YORK (AP) - An airplane carrying Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence has slid off the runway while landing at New York's LaGuardia Airport.

Pence has told reporters he's fine and no one on board appears injured.

"So thankful everyone on our plane is safe," the Indiana governor tweeted Thursday night. "Grateful for our first responders and the concern and prayers of so many."

The plane made a rough impact when it landed. The pilot slammed on the brakes and travelers could smell burning rubber.

Pence says mud splashed on the front windows of the cockpit.

Passengers, including Pence, were being evacuated through the back of the plane.

Sources confirmed to News 8 that Texas Congressman Jeb Hensarling was on the plane as well but was not injured.

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