Warning: do not read this if you are planning to fly this week for Thanksgiving. If you don’t heed our warning, be ready to drop some serious change on a fifteen-hour train ride or leisurely boat trip back to your parents’ house, because word has it that Leo DiCaprio’s plane engine failed, putting the actor and his fellow passengers at risk of crashing. Oh wow, is this what the floor looks like close up? Who knew it was this dirty under our desk?
In a story that makes us literally weak in the knees (and not due to Leo’s quiet masculine charisma), reportedly DiCaprio was on a Delta flight leaving New York’s JFK airport for Moscow when unexpected engine failure required the plane turn around and land in New York. Says his rep, DiCaprio “wishes to commend the actions of the pilot and flight crew in bringing the plane to a safe landing,” just as soon as they can get him to stop hiding in the overhead luggage compartment.
Apparently the Inception star was headed to the Russian Tiger Summit, a four-day conference on tiger extinction headed by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Hmmm…if we could have pictured anything cuter than future Great Gatsby co-star Carey Mulligan standing next to DiCaprio, tigers would have to be it. After the plane safely touched down,”Leo signed autographs for all the crew members when they landed,” which is a lot classier than what we would have done: screamed, deployed the emergency slide and thrown up all over the tarmac. [Photo: Getty Images]