Plane with rapper Post Malone blows tires at takeoff

Jeannie Matthews
August 21, 2018

In air traffic audio - obtained by TMZ - the pilot makes it clear, they've lost a tire, and asks for permission to circle above. he also makes it known there are 16 people on the plane.

It was originally heading to London's Luton Airport and took off around 10:50 a.m., the FAA said.

Post Malone performed with Aerosmith and 21 Savage at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York City Monday Night.

Two of the aircraft's tires blew off, and the plane is now circling Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport in MA, preparing to make an emergency landing, ABC7 reported.

Rap superstar Post Malone is now in a precarious spot, aboard a private jet about to make an emergency landing.

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"We're told the plane had 3,700 gallons of fuel to burn", the report states.

Instagram posts from his entourage showed them boarding the jet and taking off from the New Jersey airport.

The Port Authority of NY and New Jersey, which owns the airport, told Fox News the aircraft will be diverting to Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport in MA instead.

Check back with CBSNewYork.com for more on this developing story.

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