(NEW YORK) — A plane made a successful emergency landing in New York after blowing two tires during takeoff at Teterboro airport in New Jersey, authorities said.
Sixteen people are on board the aircraft, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. A spokesman for rapper Post Malone confirmed to ABC-owned station WABC-TV that he is on board the plane.
The plane, a Gulfstream Aerospace GLF-4 aircraft, was diverted to Stewart International airport in Orange County, New York, the FAA said. Emergency crews were standing by at the airport to meet the plane, which appeared to make a safe landing. The plane was previously being diverted to Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport in Massachusetts.
It was originally heading to London’s Luton Airport and took off around 10:50 a.m., the FAA said. It has been circling over Connecticut to burn some of the fuel it had ready for the trans-Atlantic flight before attempting the emergency landing. Stewart airport is about 50 miles north of Teterboro airport.
The type of aircraft is mainly used for private and business flights, ABC-owned station WABC-TV reported.
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