DiCaprio On Board Flight During JFK Emergency Landing

NEW YORK (CBS 2) — The Delta flight that was forced to return to JFK Airport after losing one of its engines Sunday evening had one famous passenger aboard — Leonardo DiCaprio.

DiCaprio’s representatives put out a statement Monday confirming he was aboard Delta Flight 30 bound for Moscow.

According to the statement, “The Departed” and “Inception” star was en route to the Tiger Summit in St. Petersburg.

The summit is a gathering of advocates and government officials from 13 countries trying to help stop the extinction of tigers.

“He wishes to commend the actions of the pilot and flight crew in bringing the plane to a safe landing,” the statement read.

The jet had to circle the airport for 90 minutes to burn and dump about 60,000 pounds of fuel to land.

A crew of 160 firefighters was on emergency standby as the jet finally touched down without incident just before 6 p.m.

One of the aircraft’s tires melted as it screeched to a halt, but there were no injuries.

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  1. g/l says:

    say it aint so not leo being an actor he is much better than the rest of the passengers o yea what were their names

  2. Johnny says:

    Since Mr. Dicaprio is Mr. Anti-global warming, I wonder what he’s doing on a fossil fuel burning jetliner? I’d figure he’d live up to his word and row his way to Moscow.

    1. KPMc says:

      So… if you’re against global warming you can never fly on a commercial jetliner again?

      1. Johnny says:

        Considering all of the hydrocarbons, oxides of nitrogen, etc. being emitted from the engines, I’d say you’re a hypocrite. Don’t push your values on others while utilizing modes of transport that contribute to “global warming”.

        Get it?

  3. rose says:

    Yes, Kim Kardashian did have coffee today, you twit. It could have been a fatal crash and all you can post is a stupid comment? Thank God all were saved, hail to the pilot who landed the aircraft safely.

  4. otto says:

    OMG! If anything happened to Leo, I don’t know what the world would do. If the apocalypse comes, Leo is one of the few that MUST be saved. He is the future of humanity!

  5. Danny says:

    Thanks to the airline caption for the info!

  6. CAPTAIN JAMES SIMMONS says:

    THE TIRE DID’NT MELT. THEY HAVE A THERMAL FUSE PLUG IN THEM
    WHICH “MELTS”, TO RELIEVE THE PRESSURE FROM HOT TIRES, SO
    THEY DON’T “POP” OR EXPLODE

    FROM AN AIRLINE CAPTAIN

  7. jacklyn.denisa says:

    Boy that’s hard news. Tell us, did Kim Kardashian have coffee today? I just have to know!

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