chris brown emergency landing met gala 2013 Chris Brown's jet makes emergency landing when the plane fills with smokeMonday (May 6) singer Chris Brown was on his way to the East Coast to attend the 2013 Met Costume Institute Gala when the private jet he was on had to make an emergency landing in Burbank, Calif. after the cockpit filled with smoke, reports TMZ.

Sources say shortly after takeoff, the Gulfstream 3 began filling with smoke and the pilot immediately turned around to land at the Burbank airport. One source says, “It was a lot of smoke … everywhere,” but the pilot was calm and handled the situation with aplomb.

Brown boarded another private jet an hour later, though he did not make it to the Met Gala in time. He did, however, attend an after-party held at The Standard hotel in NYC with an unidentified woman (pictured above).

Brown is mum about the incident on Twitter, instead addressing his break-up with Rihanna: “Sometime loving someone is too much! So loving from a distance will help everyone grow! Be blessed. Live ya life!”

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