A flashing warning light in the cockpit of the twin-engine Gulf Stream executive jet that was flying NBA superstar Lebron James to China from Manila stopped the plane from taking off on Wednesday morning.
The plane was already taxiing on runway 06 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport when the pilot noticed the light flashing, indicating a technical problem.
Christopher Salonga, Ages Aviation Center, Inc. assistant general manager, said as a precautionary measure, the pilot steered the plane back to the hangar where it was checked by mechanics.
The inspection lasted 20 minutes but the flight of James and his entourage was delayed for one hour and 30 minutes.
The plane finally took off for Guangzhou, China took off at 10:12 a.m.
The Miami Heat superstar arrived on Monday for a clinic and exhibition at the Mall of Asia.