Jennifer Lawrence Unharmed Following Emergency Plane Landing, Reports Say
As we all learned from Sully, planes are not to be trusted. The massive, sophisticated machinery in these multi-million dollar aircrafts can be completely undone by something as small and minor as an errant bird, sending the passengers into a screaming spiral of terror. As pilot Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger, Tom Hanks heroically guided an airliner into the Hudson River for a safe crash landing, and Harrison Ford survived a similarly perilous plane crash while giving his amateur pilot’s license a workout not too long ago. Another day, another celebrity-adjacent story pertaining to aircraft engine failure.
Passengers star Jennifer Lawrence (a two-word identifier she’s presumably attempting to shed with her upcoming turn in Darren Aronofsky’s mother! later this year) was flying from her home in Louisville, Kentucky back to New York when her private plane suffered a double engine failure and rapidly lost altitude. Deadline reports that the Academy Award winner emerged unscathed from a safe emergency landing in Buffalo, where emergency vehicles were already on site to provide assistance and care. The star herself has yet to release any statement on the incident, though if past accounts of surviving minor plane crashes are any indicator, she’ll be like, “I’m glad I lived.” Going out on a limb with that prediction.
It’s an unexpected Lawrence headline at a time when the star’s public profile appears to be lagging. After the underwhelming Joy, the embarrassing X-Men: Apocalypse, and the really embarrassing Passengers, she needs a hit. If this earns her a little audience sympathy before mounting this fall’s mini-comeback, all power to her.