John Travolta in jet scare
April 04, 2007 12:00
HOLLYWOOD star John Travolta made an emergency landing in his private Qantas jet after it was hit by engine problems.
The Pulp Fiction actor, 53 -
a qualified pilot - was flying the Boeing 707 himself when it was hit by the mid-air scare.
Travolta was unhurt, but shaken after landing at Shannon Airport, Ireland, on Monday night, The Sun newspaper reported.
The Saturday Night Fever legend was travelling to New York after a TV appearance in Germany. A source said last night: â€œIf he hadnâ€™t made it to Shannon, it could have been the end of him. You could tell that he was very relieved.â€
The jet is still grounded while engineers try to fix the fault, but Travolta hired another plane to complete his journey.
An airport spokesman confirmed: â€œJohn Travolta was diverted to Shannon due to technical difficulties.â€