The plane, reportedly containing “rockstar” rapper Post Malone, blew two tires after taking off from a New Jersey airport and is being forced to make an emergency landing in Windsor, New York at Stewart International Airport. Post Malone’s plane did however land safely in the airport but with two tired blown on the jet.
Jim Peters, a spokesperson with the Federal Aviation Administration, told Variety in a statement that a Gulfstream Aerospace GLF-4 aircraft blew two tires as it took off from the runway at the Teterboro Airport at about 10:50 a.m. on Tuesday. The aircraft was carrying 16 passengers, and was originally heading to the London Luton Airport in Luton, England.
TMZ reported that Malone, who had just performed at the MTV Video Music Awards on Monday night with 21 Savage and Aerosmith, is aboard the private plane. After being aware that the tires had blown on the runway, the pilot onboard the flight rerouted the jet for the Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport in Westfield, MASS which then later got diverted again to Stewart International Airport in New York.
Malone and his team left from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey Tuesday headed to London. A law enforcement source at Teterboro told TMZ that the private plane’s tires blew off during takeoff and the pilot circled back around to perform an emergency landing.
12:53 PM PT — Post’s plane just touched down safely at Stewart International Airport in New Windsor, NY.
12:26 PM PT — The plane is about to land. We’re told there are 9 fire trucks, at least 25 personnel and 12 ambulances on standby.
11:31 AM PT — Post’s plane has been diverted to another airport in New York, it will continue to hover above and burn fuel until landing.