Pence plane slides off runway at NYC's LaGuardia Airport

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

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

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

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

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

Donald Trump briefly addressed running mate Mike Pence's rough plane landing Thursday night. He told supporters in Geneva, Ohio, that Pence had been in "grave, grave danger," but was now OK.

Trump said he "just spoke to Mike Pence and he's fine. Everybody's fine." Nobody was injured in the incident.

Trump took the opportunity to again tout his decision to choose the Indiana governor as his running mate, saying, "What a great guy he is."

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton also took note of the incident, tweeting that she was "Glad to hear" Pence and the rest of the passengers were safe.

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