Wednesday, April 04, 2007

John Travolta's Boeing 707 makes emergency landing at Shannon

Boeing 707A Boeing 707 aircraft owned by actor John Travolta made an emergency landing at Shannon, Ireland due to a "technical problem." The aircraft, which had been en route from Germany to New York, landed safely and no one was injured. Travolta and his party later completed their journey on a different private jet.

An article about the incident on notes that the 53 year old actor is the only private individual to own a Boeing 707. That's it in the photo, wearing the distinctive Qantas V-jet livery. Travolta, known as an avid aviation enthusiast, was reportedly piloting the aircraft at the time.

Of course, the non-aviation news media -- and especially those specializing in celebrity gossip -- are having a field day dramatizing this event. For example, British celebrity news website Fametastic quoted an 'inside source' who said, "If he hadn't made it to Shannon, it could have been the end of him. You could tell that he was very relieved."

Gee, ya think?

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