WESTFIELD (CBS/AP) – A plane carrying 16 people, including rapper Post Malone, has landed safely after blowing two front tires during takeoff from New Jersey late Tuesday morning.
“i landed guys. thank you for your prayers,” Post Malone tweeted just after 4 p.m.
The Gulfstream Aerospace GLF-4 aircraft blew two tires as it took off from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey about 10:50 a.m., according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The flight was bound for London Luton Airport in Luton, England.
The jet flew around Teterboro Airport trying to burn off fuel.
The FAA had previously said the plane was headed to the airport in Westfield-Barnes, Massachusetts, before diverting to New York Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, where it made a safe landing.
A small group of the curious and fans who had heard Post Malone was on the plane gathered at the airport in Westfield, hoping to watch the landing.
“We came down because he had the biggest day of his life yesterday and we wanted to make sure he is safe,” said Jessica Kielb, of Chicopee, Massachusetts.
Post Malone performed with Aerosmith and 21 Savage at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York City Monday Night. Malone won Song of The Year for “Rockstar.”
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