Talk about scary! Jackson Rathbone and his family were traveling from Long Beach, Calif to Austin, Texas when their plane had to make an emergency landing on Thursday (September 18) after an engine exploded mid-air!
The 29-year-old Twilight star took to Twitter and his WhoSay account to document the horrifying experience.
“We were on @jetblue flight 1416 to Austin from Long Beach. Our right engine exploded and our cabin filled with smoke,” he tweeted. “The oxygen masks did not deploy, but the brave stewardesses came around and manually deployed them. It was rough, the plane was rocking…”
Jackson continued, “I recited the Lord’s Prayer as I held my son and my wife in my arms. The pilot came on the PA and let us know we lost the right engine. We were told to brace as we careened sharply back towards land. Guided by our pilot, and I believe our guardian angels, we landed safely.”
We are so happy to hear that everyone is safe!
Click inside to read the rest of Jackson Rathbone’s updates…
“Over the PA, the pilot yelled ‘Brace!’ The stewardesses made it into a chant.”
“I wrapped my arm around us. And we braced. We landed safely.”
“It wasn’t even all that rough, honestly. I just couldn’t stop kissing my family and thanking my God. The doors were thrown open, once on the Tarmac. The stewardesses yelled for us to get out and as far away from the airplane as possible.”
“I grabbed my son and jumped down the inflated ramp, my wife following. We left all our personal effects onboard. Who cares. We were alive. We’re safe. I’m grateful. From the bus, we all just followed one after another. I never felt so okay being a lemming.”
“Where are we going/ don’t care we’re alive- face.”
“Leading us to some @jetblue “sorry you’re plane’s engine exploded” room at the LB airport”
“In the room, “FUN” is predominantly displayed on the walls. While I’m glad we’re okay, this isn’t fun. (Well- the ramp jump was… Kinda.)”
“There’s a form for everything. Even when the engine goes out on your plane a thousand feet in the air”
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