Elton John has reportedly been left “shaken” following the emergency landing of his private jet.
Sources report the jet was cruising over southern Ireland at 10,000ft, on its way from the UK to New York for a show at Madison Square Garden, when it had to make a forced landing. According to The Sun, the plane had taken off around 10 a.m. UK time, yesterday, February 22, but developed hydraulic issues an hour into its journey, forcing it to turn around to eventually land at Farnborough Airport in Hampshire.
An eyewitness had this to say: “The jet was being buffeted and couldn’t land. It was horrible to see. The terrible weather and epic gusts made it almost impossible to land. Two attempts to touch down failed.”
“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. It was a horrible thing to see, and you wouldn’t have swapped places with Elton on that small plane for anything. I bet he said a few prayers of thanks,” the source added.