There were 48 passengers and crew members on board Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Mike Pence's chartered plane when it slid off of the runway at La Guardia airport on Thursday night, including his family, staff, secret service, and reporters. NBC reporter Vaughn Hillyard had the wherewithal to capture the moment of impact and its immediate aftermath, including a fellow reporter jolted awake, and a man pronouncing, "I smell rubber."

Another woman can be heard saying, "We just, like, slid all over the runway. Jesus Christ."

"It looks like we took out a good chunk of runway here," Fox reporter Dan Gallo said while exiting. Moments after the plane careened to a halt, one of the pilots, presumably, can be heard announcing, "Everything is, uh, good here."

No one was injured during the rough landing, which is surely not a metaphor for anything, and reporters on board said Pence walked to the back of the plane to check on the press as soon as they came to a stop, updating the group that mud had splashed over the front windows of the cockpit, making it hard for the pilots to see.

"He was calm. He came back to check on the press," CBS reporter Alan He told his outlet. "We had no idea we had skidded off the runway until Gov. Pence came to the back of the plane and said we may have done that.”

The Pence plane, a Boeing 737 Eastern Airlines charter painted with Trump's "Make America Great Again" slogan, touched down around 7:40 p.m. on Thursday en route from Fort Dodge, Iowa. Wheels hit the rain-slicked tarmac, and the pilot reportedly hit the breaks. Passengers and witnesses told CBS that the plane then began sliding sideways, and "fishtailed" to a stop near the Grand Central Parkway. Port Authority Executive Director Patrick Foye told reporters that the plane traveled about 7,000 feet before striking arrestor beds—thin concrete tracks alongside the runway designed to crack and buckle under the weight of a runaway plane. According to the Port Authority, 80 arrestor beds were destroyed.

"Basically, it's a thin veneer of concrete. It's just like going into quicksand, if you will. It’s a breakaway concrete that collapses under the weight of the aircraft, and stops it,” said CNN aviation analyst Miles O’Brien. According to O'Brien, if not for the arrestor beds, “it’s very likely this aircraft would be in the East River.”

"The arrestor beds served their purpose tonight," Foye said.

Politico reports that yesterday was not the Pence camp's first hard landing. According to the outlet, reporters have been joking cryptically about shaky landings for the past few months. Touching down earlier Thursday, in Iowa, was particularly rough:

The landing there “was especially bad,” according to one passenger. The plane “bounced off the runway and then touched down a second time.”

"It was a hard landing, it's always hard, right? But Iowa was extra hard, like people gasped,” another passenger said.

Reports of bad weather at La Guardia delayed the Pence camp on the tarmac in Iowa, leaving time for the VP candidate to play pickup football, just like a regular all-American guy you'd like to get a beer with while his running mate gropes your wife.

The Port Authority said that crews worked through Thursday night to remove Pence's plane from the runway. While the skid incident shut down the entire airport around 8:07 p.m., one runway reopened shortly thereafter. The second runway, where Pence's plan landed, reopened around 7:40 a.m. on Friday.

CBS reports that National Transportation Safety Board advisors will be at La Guardia on Friday examining the plane. "Per the request of the NTSB, we are not going to speculate on the cause of the incident," Foye told reporters.

Residual delays are expected Friday, and the Port Authority is urging passengers to contact their airlines.