'Aquaman' Jason Momoa's plane forced to make emergency landing after engine fire scare
After the incident, Momoa was seen posing alongside one of the firefighters who responded to the scene and he praised them for their quick response
Jason Momoa's travel plans were rudely interrupted on Wednesday after his plane was forced to make an emergency landing at the Palm Springs International Airport in Calfornia post a fire scare.
The 'Games of Thrones' star who played the role of Dothraki chief Khal Drogo was onboard a flight whose engine reportedly caught fire, as reported by the Palm Springs Professional Firefighters Local 3601 union. Jason Momoa himself also addressed the delay on his Instagram and said, "Half hour out of Palm Springs, and the plane wanted to start a fire," before adding "Good old fire department, Gotta love 'em."
Momoa had initially said, "It looks like we're driving," before sharing another Instagram story saying, "My friends came to pick me up." The fire had "turned out to be a false alarm." According to a city spokeswoman Amy Blaisdell, the 'Aquaman' star was traveling from Los Angeles to Phoenix when his flight was forced to make an emergency landing at around 9.15 am. At the time, there were seven people aboard the Cessna Citation 560 XL plane.
The incident did not disrupt or stall any airport services, Blaisdell added. Momoa was then able to get himself and his crew another private jet to help them get to their destination. After the incident, Momoa was seen posing alongside one of the firefighters who responded to the scene which was also shared on the department's Instagram handle. The caption read, "Had an Aircraft emergency today. Reported engine fire with @prideofgypsies (Momoa) onboard."
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Had an Aircraft emergency today. 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. #aquaman #palmsprings #firefighters #bestjobintheworld #ARFF #visitpalmsprings #local3601 #engine #truck #chiefmiller
"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," the caption continued along with the hashtags "#aquaman #palmsprings #firefighters #bestjobintheworld #ARFF #visitpalmsprings #local3601 #engine #truck #chiefmiller."
It was recently revealed that the 'Aquaman' spin-off film titled 'The Trench' is likely to be released before 'Aquaman 2'. According to Hollywood Reporter, producer Peter Safran shared that the spin-off, which is in the process of being constructed and developed by him and director James Wan, is going to be focusing on the underwater world called 'The Trench' which was shown in the original 'Aquaman' film.
The producer also confirmed that stars like Jason Momoa and Amber Heard will not be part of the film but 'The Trench' would be set chronologically to take place after the first 'Aquaman' film. "We’ve definitely taken a page from our 'Conjuring' playbook, which is: You’ve got the mothership, which is 'Aquaman', but there are so many great stories to tell within that universe of itself, that Atlantean universe," Safran shared. Given that 'Aquaman 2' is not going to be released until 2022, 'The Trench' will likely be released any time before that.