"Thank God everybody was fine", Pence, Donald Trump's running mate on the Republican presidential ticket, said Friday on ABC's Good Morning America. These beds have been installed at approximately 1,000 runway ends at airports like Boston Logan, Chicago Midway and San Diego International. The system is created to be able to stop aircraft traveling at speeds up to 80 miles per hour.
CBS reports that National Transportation Safety Board advisors will be at La Guardia on Friday examining the plane. EMAS is on 103 runways at 61 airports in the US.
The Port Authority of NY and New Jersey issued a statement confirming no one had been injured and that its personnel were on the scene.
"It would have been hundreds of feet away, if I had to guess, and fortunately that was not in play tonight", he said.
Mr Pence and the other 30 or so passengers were evacuated through the back of the plane. "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".
The rough landing was worsened by the smell of burning rubber, according to one report. No one on board was injured.
"We come through the clouds, go through the rain, you hit, we bounce about two or three seconds and that's when the swerve takes place", Hillyard told MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell, noting that at first, the eight campaign embeds onboard thought this was just another bumpy landing aboard the jet the campaign has dubbed "Trump Force Two".
Trump acquired part of the old Eastern Air Lines in 1989 and ran it as a shuttle service until 1992.
But long lines are already forming in early voting states.
JFK airport has 3 incidents listed, the closest airport to us with an EMAS stop is the Greenville Downtown airport in SC in 2006. "We have an emergency at the airport". The flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder were collected and being sent to Washington for analysis, according to investigators.
Moments later, the VP nominee - who passed a so-called "religious freedom" law that allowed small businesses to discriminate against LGBT residents - called spokesperson Marc Lotter at a Trump Tower event to say that he wouldn't be able to make it.
The Port Authority assisted in developing the arrestor bed technology, along with the University of Dayton, in OH, and Engineered Arresting Systems Corporation, of Logan Township, New Jersey.
Kevin Quan, vice president of sales and marketing, said the company - a subsidiary of Zodiac Aerospace - has been manufacturing arresting gear equipment for military aircraft for more than 70 years.
The FAA began researching this problem in the 1990s.
Sixty-one US airports have arrestor beds installed.
Hillary Clinton is airing ads in Wisconsin for the first time in the general election campaign. "Arrester beds are FAA required installations at the end of runways to do exactly the goal that they served tonight, which is to slow down an aircraft that is approaching the end of the runway", Foye said.