‘Aquaman’ star Jason Momoa sweats out plane scare on way to Phoenix
PHOENIX – For a king of the oceans, “Aquaman” star Jason Momoa sure is happy to be on solid ground, after a private plane bringing him to Phoenix had to make an emergency landing.
The actor posted on social media Wednesday that he, friends and crew were “safe and happy” in Palm Springs, California, where they made the stop believing the plane’s engine had caught fire.
Momoa, 39, eventually made his way to Phoenix, where he is building a custom motorcycle with Love Cycles near Grand Avenue and Fillmore Street.
The Palm Springs Firefighters Union posted on social media the emergency turned out to be a false alarm, but when the call came into the fire department that Momoa’s plane was in trouble, engineer Andy Meza told his crew, “Not on my watch boys…not on my watch.”
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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
The Desert Sun in Palm Springs reported that the plane landed a little past 9 a.m. The seven aboard had left from Los Angeles.
Momoa made it to the motorcycle shop in one piece and posted photos on Facebook.