This invention saved Mike Pence's plane after it skidded off runway
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Mike Pence and his family can thank one invention for saving them from total disaster after their campaign plane skidded off the runway at New York's LaGuardia Airport Thursday night.
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"Arrestor beds" are designed to stop an aircraft safely if it overshoots a runway. It's made of crushable concrete blocks.
Sixty-one U.S. airports have arrestor beds installed. The invention has so far prevented 11 tragedies in America, saving nearly 300 lives.
See tweets about the incident:
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
NEW: Port Authority Statement on Pence Plane Landing at LGA --> https://t.co/UZ3qdJQ8PN
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
Pence's plane skidded off the runway at LaGuardia after landing in a downpour Thursday night.
The chartered jet came to a halt about a hundred yards from traffic. Some 40 people were on board, including Pence, his wife and daughter, as well as journalists.
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Nobody was hurt in the accident. Donald Trump's running mate shook hands with emergency crews on the tarmac.
Pence stayed at a hotel in Manhattan Thursday night and described the ordeal during TV appearances Friday, calling it "10 seconds of uncertainty."
He had a new plane by Friday afternoon and took off from Newark, New Jersey, to continue campaigning.
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