Private jet that blew 2 tires on takeoff makes safe landing in New York

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Update - 3:52 p.m. Tuesday

NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A private jet that blew two tires during takeoff at a small New Jersey airport has landed safely at an airport in New York.

The Gulfstream IV landed Tuesday at New York Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, about 70 miles (112 kilometers) north of New York City. Emergency responders were ready by the runway.

The jet was headed to London Luton Airport in Luton, England, from Teterboro Airport when the pilot realized after takeoff early Tuesday that the tires had blown. He circled the airport for about 30 minutes before the jet was diverted.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the plane had 16 people on board.

The jet originally had been diverted to Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport in Massachusetts. It landed instead at Stewart, which has a nearly 12,000-foot (3,650-meter)

Fans of rapper Post Malone gathered because they heard he was on board.

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TETERBORO, N.J. (AP) — A plane that blew two tires during takeoff at a small New Jersey airport has been circling over Connecticut before what authorities say will be an attempt to make an emergency landing at an airport in Massachusetts.

TMZ reports rapper Post Malone is on board the plane.

The Gulfstream IV jet was carrying 16 passengers when it left Teterboro Airport around 10:50 a.m. Tuesday. The pilot soon realized what had happened and began circling the airport for about 30 minutes before the jet was diverted.

The jet was headed to London Luton Airport in Luton, England. The Federal Aviation Administration says it was diverted to Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport in Westfield, Massachusetts.

Flight tracking service flightradar24.com showed the flight circling over Stamford and Bridgeport in southern Connecticut on the Long Island Sound shortly after 1 p.m.

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