Leonardo DiCaprio is Safe After Flight Scare
Leonardo DiCaprio had just experienced a real flight scare, not a dream sequence in “Inception,” but don’t worry fans, the Hollywood heartthrob is okay.
The 36-year-old “Titanic” star was among passengers on a Delta Airline jet heading from New York City to Moscow on Sunday, but then had to return to John F. Kennedy airport shortly after take-off as a necessary safety precaution after one of its engines shut down.
The Boeing 767 plane, which had 193 passengers and 11 crew members, had taken off at 4:39 PM, and landed at about 6 PM. It reportedly dumped much of its fuel before landing. “We were prepared to handle a plane returning to J.F.K. with reports of engine problems,” a spokeswoman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey told The Times.
DiCaprio was on his way to Russia to attend a meeting on tiger preservation efforts, and reportedly fine after avoided disaster at 30,000 feet. In a statement issued his rep, the actor “wishes to commend the actions of the pilot and flight crew in bringing the plane to a safe landing.” Eyewitnesses reported that he even “signed autographs for all the crew members when they landed.”
Thank God you’re alright, Leo!
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