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Pence Plane’s Skid Shows Risks of Tight Runways at LaGuardia

  • Accident was third airliner off a LaGuardia runway since 2013
  • Candidate’s jet hit by tailwinds while landing in rainstorm
The plane that was carrying Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence sits on the runway at New York's LaGuardia Airport on Oct. 27, 2016.

The plane that was carrying Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence sits on the runway at New York's LaGuardia Airport on Oct. 27, 2016.

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The out-of-control landing that sent Republican vice president candidate Mike Pence’s plane fishtailing off the runway Thursday at New York’s LaGuardia Airport is the latest in a series of runway mishaps at one of the U.S.’s tightest and busiest airports.

The National Transportation Safety Board sent an 11-person team to investigate the accident. Since 2013, the agency has conducted two previous major accident investigations involving planes sliding off runways at LaGuardia.