AceShowbiz - Post Malone's private jet was overweight and overdue a maintenance check when pilots were forced to make an emergency landing in New York last summer (2018).
The "Congratulations" hitmaker was among the passengers on board the Gulfstream Aerospace GLF-4, which took off from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey on the morning of August 21, 2018, en route to Luton, England, when two of the plane's tyres exploded, forcing the pilots to circle back and successfully perform an emergency landing at Stewart International Airport, located north of New York City, hours later.
Officials at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) launched an investigation into the incident, and they have since determined a series of safety procedures had been ignored by the flight crew, resulting in the mid-air scare.
According to the FAA report, obtained by TMZ, moments after the plane's initial take off, it was discovered that one of the doors hadn't been closed properly, so the pilots decided to land to ensure everything was OK.
They then departed for a second time, but disaster ensued as two tyres on the left side of the jet were blown, with FAA inspectors determining the aircraft was carrying too much weight for its size.
Staff members had also failed to wait long enough between the initial landing and take off to allow the jet's brakes to cool down, while authorities claimed the plane itself was 50 hours late on its typical maintenance check, which should have been performed before the rapper and his crew climbed onboard.