Elton John is ‘all good’ after private jet makes emergency landing after hydraulic failure


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Elton John is fine after experiencing a terrifying arrival in Ireland on Tuesday after his private jet suffered a hydraulic failure, his rep confirmed to Fox News Digital.

The entertainer was traveling from the UK to New York, where he was due to perform at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday and again on Wednesday, when the plane he was on suffered a hydraulic failure at 10,000 feet.

The plane diverted to the south coast of Ireland and witnesses said the pilot aborted the landing twice as winds reached 80mph. Farnborough Airport cleared a runway for the plane, and fire crews and ambulances were on hand to assist on the ground.

A rep for the famous singer told Fox News Digital he was “really good and performed last night at Madison Square Garden.”

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Elton John was in top form as he performed at New York’s Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night, a Fox News Digital employee said.
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A Fox News Digital employee at the gig said John was in top form, powering up hits such as “Your Song,” but kept quiet about his flight drama.

Eyewitnesses at the airport in Ireland have spoken of the fear they felt upon learning of the plane in trouble at the airport.

“The jet shook and failed to land. It was horrible to see,” a witness told The Sun.

An employee, Philip Thomson, was working at the airport when news of the emergency landing broke. He told the outlet that the airport had gone quiet.

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the "The Rocket Man" the performer did not discuss his flight drama with the crowd.

The “Rocket Man” singer didn’t discuss his flight drama with the crowd.
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“Awful weather and epic gusts made it nearly impossible to land,” he said.

“The plane was rocking and couldn’t do it. The nose of the plane was way too vertical. The plane was descending and was halfway down the runway when it gave up trying to touch the tarmac. It’s flew back into the air,” the eyewitness continued.

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The artist took a second flight to New York after his plane landed in Ireland.

The artist took a second flight to New York after his plane landed in Ireland.
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“The airport windsock was horizontal and the plane was buffeted from side to side by the wind,” Thomson added.

“The pilot made a valiant attempt to descend with the jet ‘crabbing’ into the storm. But he was unsuccessful and had to climb back up.”

Fortunately, the wind died down and the plane was able to land on its third attempt.

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Despite the frightening situation, John, 74, was apparently determined to see his fans in New York. The “Rocket Man” singer ended up taking another flight to the Big Apple, where the show continued.

On Tuesday afternoon, the musician shared photos upon his arrival in New York, writing, “Hello New York! See you soon @The garden this evening.”




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