Date: Oct 28, 2016
Press Release Number: 208-2016
Passengers flying from LaGuardia Airport on Friday are advised to contact their carrier for flight schedule status or cancellations prior to leaving for the airport, following the incident in which a plane carrying 48 passengers, including Vice Presidential candidate Gov. Mike Pence, traveled through the arrestor bed after landing and stopped in a grassy area adjacent to the runway.
There were no injuries and all passengers were evacuated without incident.
One of LaGuardia’s two runways reopened soon after the incident to inbound and departing flights. The other runway remained closed indefinitely pending removal of the aircraft.
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