Miley Cyrus’s plane forced to make emergency landing after being struck by lightning | Ents & Arts News
Miley Cyrus has revealed her “terrifying” experience after her plane was struck by lightning and had to make an emergency landing on the way to a music festival in Paraguay.
The 29-year-old pop star posted a video on Instagram showing lightning flash outside a passenger window while those on board the flight were sat in darkness.
One person can be heard saying “oh my god” as the window was filled with light from the strike.
The craft was finally forced to make an emergency landing due to the “major unexpected storm”.
Cyrus posted a photo of what looked like lightning damage to the body of the plane.
No one was hurt in the ordeal, and the Wrecking Ball singer reassured her 163 million followers that she and her crew were safe. However, they were unable to make it to the gig.
One of the largest rock festivals in Paraguay, the Asuncionico festival in the capital of Asuncion is usually held every March at the Espacio Idesa.
Cyrus had been due to perform there along with stars including The Foo Fighters, Machine Gun Kelly and Doja Cat.
The extreme weather conditions led to the second day of performances being totally cancelled by organisers on the grounds of public safety.
Cyrus wrote: “To my fans and everyone worried after hearing about my flight to Asuncion.
“Our plane was caught in a major unexpected storm and struck by lightning.
“My crew, band, friends and family who were all traveling with me are safe after an emergency landing.
“We were unfortunately unable to fly into Paraguay. I LOVE YOU.”
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The pop star later posted a video thanking fans for their messages of support following the “terrifying” experience and sang them a song from a bathtub.
Cyrus, the daughter of country music singer Billy Ray Cyrus, became a teenage star when she played the title character in the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana.
She later embarked on a music career and has the most US Billboard 200 top-five albums by a female artist in the 21st century.