WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP/AP) – An aircraft carrying 16 people that was initially diverted to Westfield-Barnes Airport after two of its tires blew out after takeoff in New Jersey, has made an emergency landing in New York.
FAA spokesman Jim Peters told 22News the Gulfstream Aerospace GLF-4 aircraft blew two tires as it took off from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey at 10:50 a.m.
Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport Manager Eric Billowitz says the troubled Gulfstream IV was re-diverted for New York Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, about 70 miles north of New York City.
TMZ is reporting that rapper Post Malone is on board the plane. 22News has not independently confirmed this report.
Malone was in New York City last night where he performed at the MTV VMA Awards.
His song, “Rockstar” also earned the song of the year award.
The plane was originally headed to London Luton Airport in Luton, England.
22News was at Westfield-Barnes Airport Tuesday afternoon, where fans gathered after hearing Post Malone’s plane might make an emergency landing.
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