After the airplane carrying the cloud-rap singer, Post-Malone, blew out two of its tires, they had to begin circling the greater New York City-area for approximately four hours before being able to land. The incident sparked a massive response by emergency responders.
According to a report from TMZ, Post-Malone was on the flight after having spent the night at the MTV Video Music Awards, where he won the award for Song of the Year for his track, “Rockstar,” from his second album, beerbongs and Bentleys.
The jet, carrying around 16 people, took off from Teterboro Airport, which is just outside New York City, at approximately 10:45 am. The Federal Aviation Administration said to reporters from Fox News that the Gulfstream Aerospace GLF-4 took off from runway 24 at Teterboro.
They were on their way to London Luton Airport, in Luton, England. FOX5 claims the plane wanted to land in New Jersey, so a firetruck and ambulances were waiting along the runway to ensure anybody injured would receive immediate medical attention.
The Gulfstream G-IV with blown tires continuing to circle, reducing fuel weight prior to landing. Per @TMZ Post Malone is reportedly on board this aircraft.
— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) August 21, 2018
Later, the plane landed at the Stewart Airport, just north of New York City. FlightRadar24 showed the aircraft doing circles near Northern New Jersey before flying toward the Connecticut coast near Bridgeport.
It was a hiccup in the recent string of good fortune Post-Malone has stumbled upon recently, as his latest album, performed extremely well both critically and commercially.
As it was noted above, his song with 21 Savage, “Rockstar,” was given the Song Of The Year Award by MTV. Moreover, Post’s second record, beerbongs and Bentleys, broke streaming records on Spotify, just before getting obliterated by Drake’s new album, Scorpio, which garnered over 1 billion streams within its first week.
beerbongs and Bentleys was Post’s latest album, coming after his first, Stoney, which garnered him massive mainstream success, notably, with the track, “White Iverson,” and “Congratulations.”