Post Malone has landed safely in New York after the private jet he was flying in had to make a terrifying emergency landing on Aug. 21 just hours after the tires blew at takeoff.
Update 4: FAA Spokesperson Jim Peters has released a statement, confirming the safe landing of Post Malone’s plane. He said, “A Gulfstream Aerospace G-IV aircraft landed safely at Stewart International Airport in New Windsor, NY, about 3:50 p.m. today. The aircraft was towed to the ramp.” He added, “The FAA will investigate.”
Malone’s manager Dre London also shared footage from inside the cabin during the jet’s emergency landing. In one shot the pilot asked him, “Is Austin all right?” (Malone’s real name is Austin Post.) Dre said, “Austin is back there.” He later shared clips of the passengers, seemingly unconcerned, sitting as the plane was set to land. Dre said, “They told us to get in this position. The brace position.” Once the plane touched down, he told his Instagram story followers, “Landed safely guys. Been circling the air for hours but we’re good.”
Update 3: The private jet Post Malone was traveling in has landed safely at Stewart International Airport in New York, we’re pleased to report. Fans watched on a Facebook live feed as the Gulfstream Aerospace GLF-4 aircraft that was supposed to be heading to London, touched down with ease at roughly 3:45 p.m. Eastern Time. The emergency landing took place hours after the plane the 23-year-old rapper was flying in blew two tires at take off at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey.
Update 2: Jim Peters, a spokesperson with the Federal Aviation Administration, told Variety that it was being diverted again to the Stewart International Airport in New York.
Update: A plane that took off from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey bound for London has blown two tires. We’re told the plane will attempt an emergency landing at Westfield Barnes Regional Airport in Massachusetts. A Facebook live feed of the possible emergency landing has been embedded below.
Prayers up for Post Malone, 23. The rapper and his crew left Teterboro Airport in New Jersey on Aug. 21, flying out on a private plane headed for London, according to TMZ. However, as the plane was taking off, the jet’s tires allegedly blew off. In air traffic audio, obtained by TMZ, the pilot “makes it clear [that] they’ve lost a tire” before asking permission to make an emergency landing. The audio also says there are 16 passengers on board the plane.
Instead of attempting an emergency crash landing there in New Jersey, sources tell TMZ that air traffic control instructed the pilot to continue its flight to Massachusetts. The reason behind this is that there was allegedly 3,700 gallons of fuel aboard the plane, and the pilot was told to burn off as much fuels as possible in order to ensure a safer (possible) crash landing. The less fuel there is, the less chance of a (possible) explosion and a greater chance that everyone comes out of this horrifying event in one piece.
“Update: aircraft is diverting to Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport in MA. 16 on board,” Jim peters, FAA, Public Affairs, tells HollywoodLife.com in a statement. The FAA also released this statement “A Gulfstream Aerospace GLF-4 aircraft blew two tires as it took off from Runway 24 at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey about 10:50 a.m. today. The aircraft was heading to London Luton Airport in Luton, England.”
Before the terrifying situation, a member of Post’s crew posted shots of him walking to the plane on the tarmac to their Instagram story. While onboard, user DreLondonEnt posted a pic of the cabin’s interior. “Next stop homeland London.” It all looked like a fun, laid-back atmosphere, one that would turn terrifying after takeoff.
Post is coming off a big night. On Aug. 20, he performed alongside Aerosmith and 21 Savage at the MTV Video Music Awards. He also took home a Moon Person that night, winning the Song Of The Year award for his track, “Rockstar.” Fingers crossed he and everyone onboard the plane make it back to solid ground in one piece.
This story is still developing…we’ll add more details as they are made known…