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Private jet carrying comedian makes emergency landing

A private jet carrying Russell Peters had to make an emergency landing
Posted at 7:01 AM, Jan 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-31 10:49:41-05

MORRISVILLE (AP) — A private jet carrying a comedian who had just performed in North Carolina had to make an emergency landing at Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

News outlets cite an Instagram post from Canadian comedian and actor Russell Peters, who says the plane suffered a flat tire while taking off late Wednesday night. He says the pilot made the announcement 30 minutes into a flight to Texas on the way back to Los Angeles.

The pilot burned off some fuel before making a bumpy landing at 1:30 a.m. Peters says no one was hurt.

RDU officials say there were seven people on board. Peters and his crew were able to take a later commercial flight.

Peters had made a stop on his "Deported World Tour" at the Durham Performing Arts Center on Wednesday.