Private plane carrying Post Malone diverted after tires blow out

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LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 20: Post Malone behind the scenes before his Bud Light Dive Bar Tour show in Nashville at Footsies Dive Bar on March 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for Bud Light)

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP/AP) — A private plane carrying artist Post Malone and 15 other people had to make an emergency landing in New York after two of its tires blew out after takeoff in New Jersey.

The Gulfstream IV landed Tuesday at New York Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, about 70 miles north of New York City. Emergency responders were ready by the runway, and fans who had gathered clapped and cheered as the plane landed safely.

The jet was headed to London Luton Airport in Luton, England, from Teterboro Airport when the pilot realized after takeoff early Tuesday that the tires had blown. It initially was diverted to Massachusetts.

Post Malone is thanking fans for their prayers now that his private jet that blew two tires taking off from a small New Jersey airport has landed safely in New York.

In a tweet after the landing, he also disses those who “wished death” on him while he was in the air. 

Post Malone is set to perform at the Reading and Leeds Festival in England over the weekend.

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.

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