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NEWBURGH, N.Y.  — A non-public jet that blew two tires throughout takeoff at a small New Jersey airport on Tuesday made a secure emergency touchdown hours later at an airport in New York.

Fans of rapper Post Malone had gathered at New York Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, about 70 miles (112 kilometers) north of New York City, after listening to he was on board, they usually cheered when the airplane landed simply earlier than four p.m.

Post Malone, whose actual identify is Austin Richard Post, tweeted concerning the incident moments after touchdown.

“i landed guys. thank you for your prayers. can’t believe how many people wished death on me on this website. f*** you. but not today,” he wrote.

Post Malone poses with the award for music of the 12 months for “Rockstar” within the press room on the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in New York.

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The troubled Gulfstream IV was en route from Teterboro to London Luton Airport in Luton, England, when the pilot realized shortly after takeoff that the tires had blown. The pilot started circling the airport for about 30 minutes earlier than the jet was diverted.

The airplane initially was to aim an emergency touchdown at Westfield-Barnes airport, stated Eric Billowitz, supervisor of Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport in Massachusetts.

A small group of the curious and followers who had heard Post Malone was on the airplane gathered on the airport in Westfield, Massachusetts, hoping to observe the touchdown.

“We came down because he had the biggest day of his life yesterday and we wanted to make sure he is safe,” stated Jessica Kielb, of Chicopee, Massachusetts.

Billowitz stated he was informed the airplane was first headed to the Massachusetts airport as a result of there’s a Gulfstream service heart there and since the airport has “one of the longest runways in the Northeast” at 9,000 toes (2,740 meters), however the airplane was then diverted to Stewart.

Stewart’s signature characteristic is an almost 12,000-foot (3,650-meter) runway, lengthy sufficient to deal with the fat-bodied C-5A Galaxy planes laden with provides and higher for such emergencies.

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More Post Malone followers began arriving at Stewart airport later Tuesday.

Post Malone was scheduled to carry out on the Reading and Leeds Festival in England over the weekend, in keeping with his web site’s tour schedule.

The rapper took house the music of the 12 months award on the MTV Video Music Awards on Monday evening in New York for his hit “Rockstar,” that includes 21 Savage. The music is from his newest album, “Beerbongs & Bentleys.”

The 23-year-old was joined on stage by rockers Aerosmith and 21 Savage for a wild efficiency that closed out the awards present.

The airplane had 16 individuals on board when it left Teterboro Airport round 10:50 a.m. Tuesday, the Federal Aviation Administration stated, however didn’t specify if the variety of individuals aboard included the pilot.

— With information from Global News reporter Maham Abedi

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