ONTARIO (CBSLA/AP) -- A private jet reportedly carrying Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox landed safely at a Southern California airport despite a landing gear problem.
The twin-engine Gulfstream G4 touched down gingerly shortly after 2 p.m. Friday at Ontario International Airport, east of Los Angeles.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the jet lost a wheel while departing Los Angeles International Airport for Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, before it came back and circled Palm Springs to burn off fuel and lighten the load before attempting to land at Ontario.
The jet did a flyby so air traffic control could look at their landing gear. They confirmed that the plane lost one of their rear tires when it took off from LAX at 11 a.m. The right rear set of tires was missing a tire.
TMZ initially reported that the "Friends" stars were aboard the flight.
There were two crew members and 10 passengers on the plane.
They got off the plane safely and got on another plane and took off for Cabo to celebrate Aniston's 50th birthday.
The jet is registered to Really Convenient Aviation LLC of Wilmington, Delaware.
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