Gabriel Iglesias' jet slides off runway after 'turbulent' landing

Comedian Gabriel Iglesias’ private jet slides off the runway and at least 100 yards into field after ‘turbulent’ landing: ‘We all told each other “we love you” thinking it was the end’

  • The comedian had been travelling to North Carolina earlier today when the Gulfstream jet he was on board ended up skidding off a runway
  • Iglesias had been travelling to the state for the next stop of his comedy tour when the reverse thrusters on the jet failed 
  • Everyone onboard is said to be doing but shaken up, according to the Iglesias

A private jet carrying actor and comedian Gabriel Iglesias has slid off a runway and ended up at least 100 yards into a field after a ‘turbulent landing’.

The 46-year-old, who is also known as Fluffy, had been travelling from Albertville, in Alabama, to Andrews, North Carolina earlier this afternoon aboard a Gulfstream jet. 

Iglesias had been travelling to North Carolina for his next show on his ‘Don’t Worry, Be Fluffy’ tour, which is due to take place at Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center tonight.  

He told TMZ that after the jet touched down the reverse thrusters failed and the plane continued down the runway. 

The comedian also told the site that on the final approach there was horrible turbulence and he hit his head on the ceiling of the plane. 

The standup comedian shared a video of the aftermath onto his social media, and confirmed nobody had been injured in the incident

Iglesias at the premiere of “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” held at Regency Village Theatre on May 30, 2023 in Los Angeles, California

He said: ‘As we were going down we were picturing a scene from ‘Almost Famous’ where everyone felt they were going to die. 

‘We all told each other, ‘We love you!’ thinking it was the end.’

According to the TMZ, there had been six passengers on board, two pilots and two chihuahuas. 

Video footage shared on social media by Iglesias shows the Gulfstream jet caked in mud. 

A trail of ripped grass can be seen behind it leading all the way to the end of the runway, where fire crews are also seen. 

Those onboard can be seen carrying their luggage as they trudge back to the tarmac.  

 Alongside his post, Iglesias said: ‘Emergency landing!!! Our private jet skid off the runway and wound up in a field in Andrew’s, N. Carolina. 

‘Everyone is ok but shaken up. Happy to be alive. I love u all.’

Those onboard can be seen holding their luggage as they cross the field back towards the fire crews

The comedian said that on their final approach there was horrible turbulence and he hit his head on the ceiling of the plane

On social media, fans of the comedian expressed their happiness that everyone had made it off the plane. 

One person commented: ‘I’m glad everyone is ok. We love you. And just think, you’ll get some awesome material out of this experience once you’re calm.’

Another posted: ‘Glad to see your all walking away from this emergency landing !! Safe travels.’

Last December, we told how the comedian had spent $100,000 on a lavish quinceañera for his Chihuahua Rise. has approached representatives of Iglesias for comment.  

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