The airplane of Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence skidded off the runway at LaGuardia Airport in New York City on Thursday night.
Emergency crews answered to the incident, which happened during heavy rain. Journalists traveling on the plane tweeted there were no injuries, counting Pence.
“The governor himself came to the rear of the plane to make sure everybody was OK,” Elizabeth Landers, a CNN producer who was on the plane, said on CNN.
The airport was shut for a time, as per a message from New York’s Emergency Management service. Some flights were diverted to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, while at least one flight was diverted to Philadelphia and another to Allentown, Penn.
Due to a plane skidding off the runway, #LaGuardia is currently closed until further notice. Check with your airline for additional info.
— NYCEM – Notify NYC (@NotifyNYC) October 28, 2016
There were 37 people aboard the plane, according to New York’s WPIX.
So thankful everyone on our plane is safe. Grateful for our first responders & the concern & prayers of so many. Back on the trail tomorrow!
— Mike Pence (@mike_pence) 28 October 2016
Tarmac damage after Pence plane skids off runway at LGA pic.twitter.com/SSGp7Ir9lv
— Ines de La Cuetara (@InesdLC) 28 October 2016
A spokeswoman for Donald Trump said Trump called Pence from Ohio after the incident, and was “very glad everyone on board the plane is safe,” according to NBC News.
JUST IN: Trump has called Pence from his motorcade in Ohio.
He is "very glad everyone on board the plane is safe," spokeswoman says.
— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) October 28, 2016
Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, also tweeted good wishes to Pence late Thursday night, saying “Glad to hear Mike Pence, his staff, Secret Service, and the crew are all safe.”
Glad to hear @mike_pence, his staff, Secret Service, and the crew are all safe. -H
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 28, 2016
Pence was campaigning for Trump in Iowa on Thursday. He is scheduled to campaign in Pennsylvania and North Carolina on Friday.
(Additional reporting from BI)