Post Malone is onboard a plane that is set to perform an emergency landing after two of the plane’s tires allegedly blew off after takeoff, according to TMZ.
On Tuesday morning the rapper and his team left from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey for London. A law enforcement source from the New Jersey airport told reports that the private jet, a Gulfstream IV’s, tires blew off during takeoff, forcing the pilot to circle back around, in need of performing an emergency landing.
A video shows emergency personal on the ground at the Teterboro Airport in position for the plane, when it was decided it would be safer to land elsewhere.
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In air traffic audio, the pilot makes it clear the plane lost a tire, asking for permission to circle above. The pilot also notes that there are 16 human lives on the plane. TMZ recovered the pilot’s audio but it is linked here.
Sources say air traffic control encouraged the pilot to continue flight to Massachusetts in an effort to burn more fuel to ensure a safer crash landing. Reports say the plane had 3,700 gallons of fuel left to burn.
The private plane is still in the air.