Elton John’s Private Jet Forced To Make Emergency Landing
Elton John‘s private jet was recently forced to make an emergency landing after it experienced a hydraulic failure at 10,000 feet.
According to reports, John’s jet was flying over southern Ireland at 10,000 feet, en route to New York from the U.K. for a show at Madison Square Garden, when it was forced to land.
According to The Sun, the plane took off around 10 am U.K. time on Tuesday, February 22, but experienced a hydraulic failure just an hour after it took off and was forced to turn back and land at Farnborough Airport in Hampshire.
“The terrible weather and epic gusts made it almost impossible to land. Two attempts to touch down failed,” an eye witness told The Sun. “The plane was being buffeted and couldn’t make it. The aircraft’s nose was far too vertical. The plane was descending and was halfway along the runway when it gave up trying to hit the tarmac. It soared back in the air.”
“A crowd had gathered after word went around that Elton was in difficulty. And as the plane came around again for a second attempt to land, the storm was doing its worst,” the witness explained. “The airport’s windsock was horizontal and the aircraft was being rocked from side to side by the wind.”
The pilot was only able to safely land the jet on his third attempt, after he had to abort landing in the first two attempts.
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