After the plane had already landed twice after the winds had reached over 80mph already. After that, the aircraft suffered a “hydraulic failure” and was forced to make an emergency landing.
Emergency personnel such as the ambulances and police, were alerted when the plane was undergoing a failure. A witness made a comment about the aircraft mid-air. “The jet was being buffeted and couldn’t land. It was horrible to see.”
Apparently the weather was so bad that it made it nearly “impossible” to make a landing. After 2 attempts to make a successful landing, it tried to do it again and it almost became a disaster.
The witness added, “The plane was descending and was halfway along the runway when it gave up trying to hit the tarmac. It soared back in the air.”
It took nearly 3 times before the plane was able to land successfully because the weather conditions were that bad. Elton John was due to perform at the Madison Square Garden in NYC, which is the suspected location of where he was going.