Post Malone’s Plane Forced to Make Emergency Landing After Tire Explosion
UPDATE: Post Malone's plane appears to have landed safely at the Stewart International Airport in New York, according to the Associated Press.
Dozens of police officers, ambulances and U.S. Air Force greeted the plane, which was force to make an emergency landing shortly after takeoff when two tires blew. Post himself confirmed the safe landing, checking in with fans on Twitter and expressing his surprise at some of the negativity directed his way.
"i landed guys. thank you for your prayers. can't believe how many people wished death on me on this website. fuck you. but not today," he wrote.
View Post Malone and the Associated Press' tweet below.
A plane carrying Post Malone is reportedly circling in the air and being forced to land after a tire blew out shortly after it took off today (Aug. 21).
Audio of the air traffic controller obtained by TMZ reveals that they aren't declaring an "emergency" but the plane was being grounded because a tire exploded shortly after takeoff.
Post Malone is believed to be on board with 15 other people. XXL has reached out to Post Malone's publicist for a comment.
The private plane, called The Gulfstream IV, reportedly took off from the airport in Teterboro, New Jersey and was bound for London. It was first reported to be making its emergency landing at Westfield Barnes Regional Airport in Massachusetts, where fans are now gathering at the Massachusetts airport to catch a glimpse of Post in the hopes that he's okay, according to local news outlet KHQ. However, another local news outlet, WSFB, claims it's landing at the Stewart International Airport in New York.
According to the flight tracking service Flightradar24, the plane is continuing to circle to lighten its fuel weight.
Presumably, Post was heading out after the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards last night (Aug. 20), where he picked up the award for Song of the Year for his hit "Rockstar" with 21 Savage, and also performed the song with Aerosmith.
Listen to the air traffic controller audio below.
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