The plane, a Gulfstream G-IV, had departed at 10:50 to London from Teterboro in New Jersey, a small airport located about fifteen kilometers east of New York, often used by personalities, confirmed in a tweet the FAA, the agency that oversees US air transport.
Two of the landing gear tires burst after takeoff, the FAA said, confirming information from the TMZ celebrity site, the first to reveal that Rockstar’s interpreter was on board.
The information was immediately echoed on social networks, prompting anxious reactions from fans of the famous 23-year-old rapper, who then tracked the plane’s course.
According to the FAA and the route tweeted by the FlightRadar website, the plane, which carried a total of 16 people according to TMZ, went around in circles in order to empty its fuel tank, before “landing safely” at 3:50 pm at Stewart Airport, an airport serving low-cost airlines located a hundred miles north of New York.
Post Malone confirmed in a tweet that he had arrived safely.
“I landed, guys. Thank you for your prayers. I can not believe how many people wished me dead. Screw you. But not today, “he tweeted.
i landed guys. thank you for your prayers. can not believe how many people have died on this website. fuck you. but not today
– Beerbongs & Bentleys (@PostMalone) August 21, 2018
Post Malone was Monday one of the stars of the MTV Awards Night, where he won the “Best Song of the Year” award for his Rockstar hit.
“Never in life have I imagined doing that,” he said, thanking his fans.