The Indiana governor's return trip to NY had initially been delayed due to inclement weather. The material called Emergency Material Arresting System is created to stop a plane going up to 80 miles per hour, like the sand in a runaway-truck lane along a highway.
The Boeing 737 was coming in for a landing and went off the runway at about 7:40 p.m. local time (2340 GMT).
The FAA says that through January the system had stopped 10 overrunning aircraft, with a combined 245 passengers and crew members on board.
The rough landing was worsened by the smell of burning rubber, according to one report. Reporters sitting at the back of the plane once joked they were busy pre-writing the "Pence Plane Skids Off the Runway" story.
The craft made a hard landing, but continued to hurtle down the tarmac even as the pilot slammed on the brakes, Pence said.
All air traffic was briefly suspended.
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FAA has been installing EMAS at many U.S. airports, with more than 100 equipped. We have an emergency in the airport...
The jet came to rest amid the arrestor beds at LaGuardia's Runway 22. The arrestor bed is created to do precisely what it did.
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.
"We all feel that way - that all of us are involved in the political process", he said.
Yemen's Shiite rebels and their allies fired a ballistic missile deep into Saudi Arabia, an overnight strike that they said on Friday had targeted an worldwide airport while the kingdom claimed that it flew toward. There is a major highway on the other side of the fence. That's where the arrestor beds come into play.