Plane 'Carrying Post Malone' Makes Emergency Landing
A plane reportedly carrying rapper Post Malone and 15 others has made an emergency landing in New York, according to multiple news outlets.
The plane had blown two of its tyres shortly after taking off from a small New Jersey airport, meaning it was later forced to make its emergency landing.
A spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration, Jim Peters, told Variety in a statement that a Gulfstream Aerospace GLF-4 aircraft blew two tyres as it took off from the runway at the Teterboro Airport at about 10.50am on Tuesday.
The aircraft was apparently carrying 16 passengers in total, having originally been heading to Luton airport just outside of London.
The pilot intended to reroute the plane to Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport in Westfield, Massachussets, but Peters told Variety that it had then been diverted to Stewart International Airport in New York.
Post Malone, a reported passenger on the flight, was travelling from Monday night's MTV Video Music Awards, where he won himself the Song of the Year accolade for 'Rockstar'.
"You go to bed and you dream about maybe winning and then whenever you get up here you don't remember what the hell to say," the 23-year-old said.
"Thank you so much. Thank you to my family, thank you to my crew - everybody that was a part of the song. Thank you everybody for listening."
He added: "Honestly, in a hundred million years I would never expect to do this ever, so this is sick. So thank you so much, guys, thank you so much."
He also performed the award-winning song live on stage, before introducing Aerosmith.
The emergency landing was broadcast live from Baltimore's WJZ-TV, with many emergency services vehicles clearly visible on the ground.
As fans of the rapper awaited news of the plane's arrival, many took to Twitter to say that their thoughs were with the crew and passengers.
One person wrote: "Praying for Post Malone and his team right now on a safe landing... We can't lose another artist... not like this."
Someone else tweeted: "God this Post Malone jet situation is horrible. Can't imagine the suspense on that plane right now. Hope everything goes alright."
Another said: "No. Not Post Malone. No. No No No. Please."
And another wrote: "Is anyone else freaking out about Post Malone right now? Just imagining what that must be like for everyone on that flight..."
One person also referred to the live stream of the star's 'upcoming potential fatal plane crash' as 'so 2018'.
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