28 Oct 2016

Mike Pence's plane skids off runway

1:44 pm on 28 October 2016

A campaign plane carrying US Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence has skidded off the runway after landing at New York City's LaGuardia Airport.

US Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence

US Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence Photo: AFP

There were no injuries, the campaign said.

Live television footage showed Mr Pence, Donald Trump's running mate, standing in the rain near the plane among emergency vehicles, talking to police and other officials.

Republican presidential nominee Mr Trump called Mr Pence to check on him after the incident, the campaign said.

"Mr Trump did reach out to Gov Pence. He's glad that everyone on board is safe," Trump spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said in an emailed statement.

Mr Trump called him from his motorcade while en route to a rally in Geneva, Ohio.

MSNBC said the plane, with about 30 people onboard, was coming from Fort Dodge, Iowa, where Pence had participated in a campaign event.

- Reuters

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