One of the more tangible risks involved in politics is the the increased risk of accidents that can occur when you fly and drive hundreds of thousands of miles on the campaign trail.
It appears that Mike Pence, his staff and press contingent are the latest victims of this unfortunate and unavoidable truth.
CNN has the details of this terrifying situation…
A plane carrying Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence skidded off a runway at New York’s LaGuardia Airport Thursday night during landing. There were no reported injuries.
Rescue crews were responding to the scene. The incident took place during a rainy night in the city.
The press pool in the back of the aircraft could feel the plane fishtailing as it touched down and sliding off the runway before coming to a very sharp halt in the grass off the side of the runway.
“We could feel the plane moving, and it was just not a natural landing that you experience,” CNN’s Elizabeth Landers, who was on the plane, told CNN’s Erin Burnett on “Out Front.”
Our prayers are with the pilot, crew, staff, reporters and Governor Pence as they recover from this traumatic event.