Indiana governor Mike Pence is thankful for being safe after his plane skidded off the runway at LaGuardia Airport late on Thursday, October 27. The next morning, he opened up about the scary ordeal during an interview on Good Morning America.
"Thank God everybody was fine," Pence, 57, told George Stephanopoulos on Friday. "I’m just really grateful, really grateful for some quick action. Not only by the pilots but also by first responders who were literally, it seemed like they were on the scene at LaGuardia before the plane even came to a halt."
Per the Associated Press, the Boeing 737 Eastern Airlines aircraft landed roughly on the concrete and the pilot had to slam on the brakes. Passengers could smell burning rubber and were evacuated immediately. There were around 40 people on board at the time, and no one was injured.
"We just immediately felt heavy braking on the runway and the plane fishtailed a little bit," Pence recalled on GMA. "Just for a few seconds you could feel us bouncing off and with mud splattered up on the windows we figured we were off the runway."
Pence tweeted after the incident too. "So thankful everyone on our plane is safe. Grateful for our first responders & the concern & prayers of so many," he wrote Thursday night.
Pence isn't letting the situation affect his campaigning. He next will be speaking about the election and his GOP presidential running mate, Donald Trump, on the Today show, Morning Joe, CNBC and more.
Watch Pence on GMA in the video above.
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