BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — Country music superstar Miranda Lambert was in Bridgeport Tuesday, but not for a performance.
Her West Wing aircraft lost cabin pressure and the pilot made an emergency landing at the North Central West Virginia Airport, according to Director Rick Rock.
Lambert and five other people were traveling from New York City to Nashville where she had been on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Good Morning America and The View.
Lambert was headed to the Country Music Television Awards show, which is tonight. Lambert is nominated for several awards.
They were very discreet about her identity at first, Rock said. One of the employees said you look a lot like Miranda Lambert and she said “I get that a lot,” Rock said.
“They were taken to our ARF (fire station) at the airport. They gave her a ride in the fire truck and took her to the control tower,” Rock said. “Tuesday also marked the release of her album ‘Platinum,’ so when she saw our fire suits they took the liberty of putting them on.”
They took a picture of that which Lambert posted on Instagram.
The group was in Bridgeport for about an hour and 45 minutes to wait for a replacement plane, Rock said. Other media outlets have reported Lambert and her party were at the airport for three hours.
Another pilot was also brought in to fly the West Wing out at low altitude, Rock said.