The private jet flying Elton John to New York City experienced a “hydraulic failure.”
Pilots needed three attempts at making an emergency landing. Teams from the fire department and ambulance paramedics lined the runway bracing for the worst.
A winter storm has ravaged Great Britain in recent days. The pilots returned to London facing winds as high as 80 miles-per-hour.
Crowds gathered after news leaked that Elton John’s plane was in trouble. An eyewitness said (quote) “The aircraft’s nose was far too vertical while descending. The plane was halfway along the runway when it gave up trying to hit the tarmac. It soared back in the air.” (The Sun, UK)
Written by: Tony Williams