Hollywood star JOHN TRAVOLTA was forced to make an emergency landing in Ireland on Monday (2APR07) while piloting his private jet from Germany to New York.
The actor, who was jetting back to the US after promoting his new movie WILD HOGS in Germany, landed safely at Shannon Airport after his Boeing 707 suffered "technical difficulties" mid-flight. He was said to be unhurt but shaken by the dramatic incident. Nevertheless, the 53-year-old hired another plane and completed the journey, while his jet was grounded for repairs.
A source reveals, "If he hadn't made it to Shannon, it could have been the end of him. You could tell that he was very relieved."
A spokesman for Shannon Airport confirms, "John Travolta was diverted to Shannon due to technical difficulties."
Eight years ago the star suffered a similar mi-air drama when his plane lost an engine and he was forced to make an emergency landing in Boston.