Post Malone's Jet Makes Emergency Landing
Rapper Post Malone was reportedly a passenger on a private jet that blew two tyres during take-off at a small New Jersey airport.
The jet was heading to an airport in New York to attempt an emergency landing.
The troubled Gulfstream IV was en route to London Luton Airport in England, when the pilot realised shortly after take-off that the tyres had blown. He began circling the airport for about 30 minutes before the jet was diverted.
The jet was heading to New York Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, about 112 kilometres north of New York City, said Eric Billowitz, manager of Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport in Massachusetts. The plane originally was to attempt an emergency landing at Westfield-Barnes airport.
Billowitz said he was told the plane was first headed to the Massachusetts airport because there is a Gulfstream service centre there and because the airport has "one of the longest runways in the Northeast" at 9000 feet (2740 metres), but the plane was then diverted to Stewart.
Stewart's signature feature is a nearly 12,000-foot (3650-metre) runway, long enough to handle the fat-bodied C-5A Galaxy planes laden with supplies and better for such emergencies.
The plane had 16 people on board when it left Teterboro Airport around 10.50am on Tuesday, the Federal Aviation Administration said, but didn't specify if the number of people aboard included the pilot.
They successfully made an emergency landing in New York.
And it's down, safely. pic.twitter.com/E7OCp7P3qt— John Colucci (@johncolucci) August 21, 2018
Post took to Twitter to let everyone know he was safe, and to send a little note to the those hoping he wasn't.
i landed guys. thank you for your prayers. can't believe how many people wished death on me on this website. fuck you. but not today— Beerbongs & Bentleys (@PostMalone) August 21, 2018
Post Malone is scheduled to perform at the Reading and Leeds Festival in England over the weekend.
The face-tattooed singer/rapper took home the song of the year award at the MTV Video Music Awards on Monday night.