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A private plane carrying rapper Post Malone was forced to make an emergency landing Tuesday after the aircraft’s tires blew during takeoff.
The plane, a Gulfstream IV jet, was originally headed to the United Kingdom when it took off from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey, but after two tires blew during takeoff, the aircraft was rerouted to New York’s Stewart International Airport, CNN reports. It was previously reported that the plane would be diverted to Westfield Barnes Regional Airport in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Malone, musician Andrew Watt, and Malone’s manager Dre London were three of 16 passengers aboard the plane, which reportedly took off at around 10:50 a.m. on Tuesday, People reports. According to a statement from the Federal Aviation Administration, the plane ultimately landed at 3:50 p.m.. The agency will be investigating the incident, the release stated.
Following the emergency landing, Malone, whose real name is Austin Post, took to social media to let fans know that he had safely disembarked from the plane, writing on Twitter, “i landed guys. thank you for your prayers. can’t believe how many people wished death on me on this website. f--k you. but not today.”
During a FaceTime interview with TMZ following the incident, the 23-year-old rapper revealed that he hates flying “in general” and was “shook.”
After giving a shout-out to the pilot and flight crew for getting everyone safely to the ground, Malone continued, “We’re here. We’re here on Earth and I need a beer and I need some wine at the same time, mixed together.”
Malone is scheduled to perform this weekend at the Reading Festival at Richfield Avenue in Reading, England.
[Photo: Post Malone visits SiriusXM Studio on November 30, 2016 in New York City. By Matthew Eisman/Getty Images]