Jason Momoa’s traveling plans hit a snag Wednesday, and the actor had to land at Palm Springs International Airport.
The “Aquaman” star, also known for his role as the imposing Dothraki chieftain Khal Drogo on “Game of Thrones,” was aboard an aircraft that reported an engine fire, according to an Instagram post by the Palm Springs Professional Firefighters Local 3601 union.
Momoa also addressed the delay in his Instagram Stories.
“Half hour out of Palm Springs, and the plane wanted to start a fire,” he said. He also showed trucks from the “Good old fire department,” adding, “Gotta love ’em.”
Though Momoa initially said, “It looks like we’re driving,” in another Story he added, “My friends came to pick me up,” and filmed what appeared to be another private plane.
The fire “turned out to be a false alarm,” the union’s Instagram post concluded.
City spokeswoman Amy Blaisdell said Momoa was on his way from Los Angeles to Phoenix when the emergency landing took place around 9:15 a.m.
There were seven people on board the Cessna Citation 560 XL and the incident didn’t disrupt airport service, she said.
Contributing: Erin Jensen
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