Actress Taryn Manning, seen in such star vehicles as Britney Spears's Crossroads and Eminem's 8 Mile, was one of the passengers on a JetBlue flight that had to make an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday. The plane, which took off for Burbank bound for New York, had a crippled nose wheel and was forced to circle for three harrowing hours before landing. Manning, who moonlights as a clothing designer and singer, was one of 140 passengers on board the JetBlue flight. As JetBlue passengers are given DirecTV consoles in their chairs, many of them watched coverage of their experience on the news while it was going on. "When we saw our plane on TV as 'breaking news' ... it was the most surreal, out-of-body experience I ever had," Manning told Craig Ferguson on "The Late Late Show." The actress was afraid for her life and admitted writing a letter to her loved ones. "I just composed a little something so that if anything happened they would know that our last goodbye wasn't on the phone," she said. Luckily, Manning and the other passengers were unharmed in the emergency landing. "It sounded like Dodger Stadium in there," she said of the cheers that erupted upon landing.
(By Kate Lanahan)
POSTED BY Kate Lanahan
on September 23, 2005 03:44 PM|