Post Malone’s plane makes emergency landing after blowing out at least one tire
A private luxury jet carrying 16 passengers, including rapper Post Malone, is forced to make an emergency landing, according to TMZ. On Tuesday morning, the plane took off from the Teterboro Airport in New Jersey and blew two tires, according to the Associated Press. The jet's original destination was the Luton Airport in London, England, but now it has been diverted.
In air traffic audio obtained by TMZ, the pilot said that he lost a tire and asked for permission to circle above. The plan was to burn fuel to lighten the plane's weight for a safer possible emergency landing. After hovering above Connecticut, the pilot was directed to New York.
The Gulfstream IV aircraft safely landed at Stewart International Airport in New Windsor, New York. That airport has a longer runway, better equipped to accommodate emergency landings. 12 ambulances, 9 fire trucks and 25 personnel were standing by.
Post Malone and his management have not commented on the incident, as of this writing. He is scheduled to appear in the the United Kingdom on Friday and Saturday.
On Monday night, Malone attended the MTV Video Music Awards in New York City. He won Song Of the Year for his ubiquitous hit single Rockstar, featuring 21 Savage. The heavily tattooed rapper-singer performed with Savage and a surprise guest, legendary rock band Aerosmith.
This year Malone dropped his second album, Beerbongs and Bentleys, which was a smash success. The project broke first-day streaming records on Spotify, with 78.7 million streams worldwide. His previous album, Stoney, went triple platinum, and featured the infectious single Congratulations.