A plane carrying 16 passengers, including rapper Post Malone, made an emergency landing in New York yesterday after two tires blew mid-flight Tuesday morning.
The Gulfstream Aerospace G-IV aircraft took off for Luton Airport in London from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey at 10:50AM yesterday.
According to the FAA, the plane was diverted to Stewart International Airport in Orange County, New York after the tires blew during takeoff.
TMZ reports the pilot continued the flight to Massachusetts to burn more fuel for a safer crash landing with the burst tires.
Malone announced his safety on twitter saying: “I landed guys. thank you for your prayers. can’t believe how many people wished death on me on this website. F— you. but not today.”
After Malone’s performance with 21 Savage and Aerosmith at the MTV Video Music Awards on Monday, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler took to twitter to wish the rapper well.
“Happy to hear @PostMalone and crew made it safely on the ground, keep rockin’ man!” Tyler tweeted.
The FAA will investigate the accident, ABC News reports.
If you obsess over singers and bands, and are one of those people who make a playlist for every occasion, join CMN’s Music Journalism Course and get real-time experience, intense feedback on your writing, exposure to music industry insiders, and a great place to display build your portfolio. Get all the details on the Music Journalism Course here.
Sign up for the Morning Scoop
Temple University Professor Marc Lamont Hill Faces More Trouble Over U.N. Speech
The Temple University professor is under fire from Temple for a U.N. speech critical of Israel.
Michael Bloomberg Donates $1.8 Billion to Johns Hopkins University
Bloomberg's gift is one of the largest ever donations to higher education, but it hasn't garnered the praise that the...
Betsy DeVos Reinterprets Title IX: Victims Must Bear the Burden of Proof
Opponents of the policy say that it would favor the accused over the accuser.
This Heartwarming Story Turned out to be too Good to be True
Couple who decided they wanted to do the right thing by raising money for a homeless man turned out to...