London-Bound Jet Makes Emergency Landing


A Gulfstream IV landed safely at New York Stewart International Airport (SWF) on Tuesday afternoon after blowing two tires on takeoff from New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport (TEB). The Gulfstream departed for London Luton Airport (LTN) in Luton, England, at 10:50 a.m. on Tuesday. It has been confirmed that musician Post Malone was one of the 16 people on board the privately owned jet.

After circling above TEB for about half an hour with emergency vehicles standing by, the aircraft first planned to divert to Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport (BAF) in Westfield, Massachusetts. While en route, the decision was made to head for SWF’s 11,800-foot runway instead. The aircraft remained aloft for approximately five hours to burn fuel in preparation for landing.

According to a statement released by the FAA, the flight landed at SWF at about 3:50 p.m. EST and the aircraft was towed to the ramp after landing. The agency has said it will investigate the incident.