12:35 PM 06/12/2019 | Editorial
David Hookstead | Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
Musician Post Malone’s plane had to make an emergency landing last August on a flight bound for London due to a massive weight issue.
The entertainment world watched in horror as the popular singer flew around with blown out landing gear, and now we know what caused the massive panic. (RELATED: Here’s What A Superstar Musician Had To Say After Surviving Scary Emergency Plane Landing)
TMZ reported the following on the FFA’s report Wednesday:
As for why the tires blew … the FAA says Post’s plane was way too heavy — 12 passengers, 2 pilots, 1 flight attendant and tons of baggage — and the flight crew ignored safety procedures after the first landing by only waiting 20-30 minutes before taking off again, hardly enough time to allow the plane’s brakes to cool down.
Tire maintenance wasn’t the only problem … the plane itself was overdue for a maintenance check by 50 hours.
How does something like this happen? As somebody who has flown a decent amount, I feel like it’s pretty obvious you shouldn’t be flying with too much weight or without a proper