The nightmare scenario for many of us is being on a plane and suddenly, something goes horribly wrong. You have probably been on a bumpy flight before and that is enough to rattle most people. That being said, very few of us were ever on a flight that actually had serious problems.
When Courtney Cox and Jennifer Aniston, costars on Friends were on a flight, they experienced something frightening. As a matter of fact, Cox was frightened enough to send a text message to her daughter in case they didn’t make it. They were flying to Mexico on a private jet to celebrate Aniston’s 50th birthday. Cox realized that something was wrong from the moment the plane took off.
“I’m not afraid of flying at all… my dad was a pilot… but I was really scared, because when we were taking off, we heard this really loud bang and I was like, ‘Oh, that sounds like we should probably check that tire.”
Considering the fact that the tire had actually exploded, it wasn’t really an option to check it.
“There was no tire at all, there was no wheel,” Cox revealed. “Luckily, there are two wheels on each side and two in the front.”
The flight was on its way to Cabo but they weren’t sure if it was safe to land so they went back to Los Angeles. The plane circled the airport for 4 hours to use up the majority of the fuel, just in case they crashed while landing. That is when Cox decided it was best to send in a text message to her daughter.
“I have to say, we were in the air for four hours, burning off fuel and just thought of what it is going to be like when we land…”
Even though she didn’t want her 14-year-old daughter, Coco to worry, she thought that it might be her last opportunity to send her a message. She decided that she would send a simple message, even though it may have seemed heartbreaking. It was sent to her fiancé and to her daughter.
“I sent a little text to Coco, ‘I love you,’ I didn’t say why, and to Johnny… I told him everything that was going on and I FaceTimed him after,” Cox revealed.
When all was said and done, the landing went off without a hitch and everybody was fine. It must’ve been quite a terrifying experience when they were in the air. They did eventually make it to Mexico and celebrated along with Gwenyth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, and many other stars.