- A Gulfstream G-IV private jet carrying rapper Post Malone blew two tires while taking off from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey on Tuesday.
- The jet made a successful emergency landing at Stewart International Airport near Newburgh, New York shortly before 4:00 pm on Tuesday.
- The Gulfstream jet was en route to Luton Airport in London, England at the at the time of the incident.
- The jet spent several hours circling above the Northeastern US as it tried to burn off fuel.
A Gulfstream G-IV private jet carry rapper Post Malone blew two tires while taking off from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey Tuesday morning.
The jet landed safely at Stewart International Airport near Newburgh, New York shortly before 4:00 pm.
“A Gulfstream Aerospace G-IV aircraft landed safely at Stewart International Airport in New Windsor, NY, about 3:50 p.m. today,” The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement. “The aircraft was towed to the ramp. The FAA will investigate.”
In a tweet, the Post Malone confirmed he landed and thanked his fans for their prayers.
“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,” the rapper said on Twitter.
“Oh my God, I hate flying in general,” he told TMZ in a post-landing video chat. “I don’t know what to say. I’m shook.”
The award-winning rapper went on to thank the jet’s pilots and declared his desire for alcoholic beverages.
The jet, which is believed to have had 16 passengers on board, was en route to Luton Airport in London, England, when the incident took place shortly before 11 a.m.
According to flight-tracking website Flightradar24, the Gulfstream spent a couple of hours circling above Northern New Jersey before shifting north to Connecticut. The FAA initially told ABC News that the jet will be diverted to Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport in Massachusetts.
However, the Gulfstream was later rerouted to Stewart International Airpor, the FAA confirmed to Business Insider.
According to communication between the Gulfstream’s pilot and control tower at Stewart, both tires on the jet’s left main landing gear appear to be deflated.
The Gulfstream jet spent roughly five hours flying circular patterns over New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut to burn off its heavy fuel load in an attempt to reduce the load on the plane’s already damaged land gear.
The aircraft involved in the incident has been identified as N101CV, a Gulfstream G-IV built in 1993.
Stewart International Airport boasts one of the longest runways in the Northeastern US at 11,817 feet and is used as a diversion location for airliners as large as the Airbus A380 superjumbo.
Post Malone’s tour schedule indicates he is scheduled to perform in Reading, England on Friday. The rapper attended the MTV Video Music Awards in New York on Monday where his song “Rockstar” won Song of the Year.
Here’s a live look at Stewart International Airport where the jet made its emergency landing.