Pence's plane skids off runway at New York airport, no injuries

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(Reuters) - A campaign plane carrying U.S. Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence skidded off the runway after landing at New York City's LaGuardia Airport on Thursday.

There were no injuries, the campaign said.

Live television footage showed Pence standing in the rain near the plane among emergency vehicles, talking to police and other officials.

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Mike Pence's plane skids off runway at LaGuardia Airport
So thankful everyone on our plane is safe. Grateful for our first responders & the concern & prayers of so many. Back on the trail tomorrow!
Glad to hear @mike_pence, his staff, Secret Service, and the crew are all safe. -H
Pence's campaign plane has slid off the runway at LGA airport. NO INJURIES. Crazies landing any of us have experienced. Gov. Pence is fine.
Hard to see much from these plane windows. But emergency vehicles are here. https://t.co/XAkNSgDuWD
#BREAKING: Live pics out of @LGAairport where plane carrying VP candidate @mike_pence slid off runway. No injuries.… https://t.co/6uArJg8EMX
This was the Tarmac when we landed on the @mike_pence plane- torn up concrete https://t.co/hEYodMkord
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Mike Pence's plane slid off the runway in New York City https://t.co/9i1BZX7ZX5 https://t.co/PPSM8m5PBu
No one hurt when GOP VP candidate Pence's plane slides off runway at LaGuardia https://t.co/dkMOQMp15e https://t.co/KqoJSYEJ7J
BREAKING-- Plane carrying Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence slides off runway after landing at LaGua… https://t.co/eIZTCPoA2R
Plane Carrying VP Candidate Pence Slides Off Runway At NYC’s LaGuardia Airport https://t.co/Y0okiESfMz https://t.co/xnCnsdGwOl
Here's a close-up view of VP candidate Mike Pence's plane after sliding off runway at LaGuardia Airport… https://t.co/9OCxZc8IWg
LaGuardia Airport shut down after VP candidate Mike Pence's campaign plane slides off runway https://t.co/Rjw9FB4GWX https://t.co/BDz0p6xfrq
**Everyone is okay, including the candidate -- but the Pence campaign plane slid off runway upon landing at LaGuard… https://t.co/JPyc8S3LpK
Emergency crew on site. The governor stood up and made sure everyone was okay. https://t.co/rFHIVM0K9Q
.@mike_pence plane skidded off runway and into the mud at LGA. Rescue vehicles on scene. I'm told from those on plane that everyone is fine
Pence shakes the hand of a firefighter after plane skidded off the runway at LaGuardia Airport https://t.co/4CelJ2te3a
PHOTO: Gov. @mike_pence leaves the runway after his campaign plane slides off runway: https://t.co/omFq4sJN0b https://t.co/wizP4Cnzpp
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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump called 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.

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

There were about 30 people onboard the plane, including Pence's wife, Karen, and daughter Charlotte, MSNBC said.

The plane was coming from Fort Dodge, Iowa, where Pence had participated in a campaign event. The takeoff from Iowa was delayed for about two hours because of bad weather in New York.

Pence has canceled his appearance at a fundraiser scheduled for Thursday night at Trump Tower in Manhattan, MSNBC reported.

(Reporting by Eric Beech and Mohammad Zargham in Washington; Editing by Sandra Maler and Lisa Shumaker)

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