Comedian Gabriel Iglesias was on a private plane on Friday when it had to make an emergency landing in North Carolina.
According to media reports, the aircraft involved in the incident carried a total of six passengers, two pilots, and two chihuahuas.
The comedian in a tweet shared the news of his emergency landing. He said, “Emergency landing!!! Our private jet skid off the runway and wound up in a field in Andrew’s, N. Carolina. Everyone is ok but shaken up. Happy to be alive. I love u all 🤗”
In a terrifying event, actor and stand-up comedian Gabriel Iglesias’ private aircraft went off the runway and came to rest in a field in Andrews, North Carolina. Thankfully, no one was hurt, although Iglesias said that the incident left him feeling a little shaken.
The 46-year-old took to Twitter to share a video clip of the incident, which showcased the private jet situated in the middle of a grassy field. The clip showed passengers dragging their luggage along muddy tire tracks, highlighting the significant distance the aircraft had skidded from its original position near the firetrucks and emergency personnel stationed at the edge of the tarmac.
Following a report of an aircraft issue, emergency personnel were sent to Western Carolina Regional Airport, according to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office. Around 1 p.m., the plane left the runway, which is what got the authorities’ attention.
The Cherokee County Sheriff’s in a post said, “The Aircraft a 1987 Gulfstream, N924MB had difficulty coming to stop for an undetermined reason and slid approximately 600 feet off the end of the runway. The local area had been experiencing heavy rain during the morning.”
Gabriel Iglesias had a scheduled performance for his “Don’t Worry, Be Fluffy” tour at Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center at 9 p.m. on Friday.