Chris Brown — EMERGENCY LANDING … Smoke Fills Cockpit in Private Jet

Exclusive 0507_chris_brown_chaos_to_couture_gettyA private jet carrying Chris Brown was forced to make an emergency landing in Burbank yesterday after the cockpit filled with smoke after takeoff … our sources has learned.

We”ve confirmed … Brown boarded a Gulfstream 3 jet in Burbank and was headed for Teterboro, NJ … so he could attend the Met Gala event.

But sources tell us … roughly 7 to 8 minutes into the flight, everyone on board began to notice smoke filling the plane.

One source told us, “It was A LOT of smoke … everywhere.”

The pilot immediately turned the plane around and performed an emergency landing back at Burbank airport.

We”re told the passengers were scared … but the pilot was cool, calm and collected … and couldn”t have handled the situation better.

Here”s the crazy part — after the plane touched down, Brown decided he STILL wanted to get to the Met Gala event in NY … and boarded ANOTHER private jet within an hour of touching down.

Brown eventually made it to Teterboro … but he didn”t make the Met Gala event. However, he DID make it to an after-party, where he arrived with a smile (see picture above).

Question is … would YOU get back on a plane after an emergency landing