Jason Momoa's plane makes emergency landing after suspected engine fire
Jason Momoa could have used some of Aquaman’s hydro powers Wednesday.
The actor was forced to make an emergency landing in Palm Springs, Calif., when the pilot of his private jet suspected an engine fire. Momoa shared the incident on his Instagram story, posting from the tarmac where he was grounded.
“We got ourselves a slight delay. Half-hour out, Palm Springs, and the plane wanted to start a fire,” he said in a video. “So, yeah, good old fire department, gotta love ’em. Looks like we’re driving.”
Momoa showed off the crew from the Palm Springs Fire Department who came out to inspect the plane and address the incident. The department also shared the encounter on its social media pages, posting a photo of ARFF engineer Andy Meza alongside the Aquaman and Game of Thrones star.
“Had an Aircraft emergency today,” the caption said. “Reported engine fire with @prideofgypsies on board. ARFF Engineer Andy Meza told his crew, ‘Not on my watch boys…not on my watch’. Turned out to be a false alarm but the ARFF Lads were on the ready. It’s always nice to meet cool people.”
As the department noted, the fire was a false alarm, but Momoa apparently quickly found another jet, joking that a friend came to pick him up and they were headed out for “round 2.”