Actress Jennifer Lawrence is probably feeling pretty darn fortunate to be alive today after catastrophic engine failure prompted an emergency landing.
Emergency landings caused by double engine failure are extremely rare. Flying is actually incredibly safe when compared with traveling via our nation’s roadways. According to BI, there were only 8 plane accidents in the U.S. last year out of 37.6 million flights…That’s pretty darn safe. But Jennifer Lawrence almost ended up finding out what it feels like to become a statistic yesterday when her pilot was forced to make an emergency landing.
Jennifer’s jet experienced double engine failure at 31,000 feet. Having one engine go down while flying is terrifying enough, and I can’t imagine being on a tiny jet when both engines are lost and the pilot is forced to initiate an emergency landing.
The actress was on her way back to the greater New York City area, flying home aboard her private jet from Kentucky to Teterboro Airport in New Jersey. When both engines on her jet went out they were forced to make the emergency landing in Buffalo, New York.
A representative for Jennifer Lawrence confirmed that she’s okay/unharmed. And the Federal Aviation Administration has released a statement regarding the emergency landing: “A Hawker Beechcraft B40 aircraft landed safely at Buffalo Niagara International Airport in New York at about 1:40 pm on Saturday,” the statement read. “The crew diverted to Buffalo when they declared an emergency due to engine-related issues. The flight was heading to Teterboro Airport in New Jersey from Louisville, Kentucky.”
Is it wrong that all I really noticed in that statement from the FAA is that J-Law’s private jet is a Hawker Beechcraft B40. I did a little Googling, and I can’t find a price tag for the Beechcraft B40 but the Hawker Beechcraft B4000 costs around $25 MILLION. Not too f’n shabby. I guess that’s what you can afford when you’re pulling in over $10 million per movie these days.
Apparently, upon emergency landing in Buffalo there were emergency vehicles on hand to meet Jennifer and the rest of the crew who were shaken from their near brush with death. For more details on this emergency landing you can follow the link below.