A TERRIFYING plane landing left comedian Gabriel Iglesias “thinking it was the end.”
GettyGabriel Iglesias says that he is ‘happy to be alive’ after terrifying plane ordeal[/caption]
Facebook/GabrielIglesiasThe private jet skidded off the runway into the grass[/caption]
The comedian was on the way to the next stop of his tour “Don’t Worry Be Fluffy Tour.”
The landing was hampered as the reverse thrusters on the plane failed and the pilot reportedly overshot where the wheels should have touched down.
The 46-year-old said that the “turbulent landing” saw the Gulfstream jet slide off the runway and 100 yards into a field.
He told TMZ that the reverse thrusters appeared to have failed after they touched down meaning the plane continued at high speed into the grass.
The flight itself was also unpleasant due to bad weather which caused turbulence so bad that the comedian hit his head on the ceiling of the jet.
“As we were going down we were picturing a scene from ‘Almost Famous’ where everyone felt they were going to die,” he said.
Gabriel continued: “We all told each other, ‘We love you!’ thinking it was the end.”
He added that they could see grass hitting the window and that “it looked like someone was cutting the grass. It was crazy.”
Those on board, six passengers, two chihuahuas, and two pilots were all safe following the horror landing.
On Facebook, Gabriel shared a picture of the jet in the grass covered in mud.
In the post, he said: “Emergency landing!!! Our private jet skid off the runway and wound up in a field in Andrew’s, N. Carolina.
“Everyone is ok but shaken up. Happy to be alive. I love u all.”
Now, the comedian has another story to add to his Plane Ride From Hell sketch where he talks about his bad luck on planes and how there is “always drama.”
The bit sees him discuss a time when he was flying to Flordia and the plane was hit by lightning which saw it immediately drop 600 feet.
On Saturday night he is playing a sold-out show at the Pearl River Resort in Choctaw followed by a show in Baton Rouge on Sunday.
Facebook/GabrielIglesiasThe comedian said he hit his head on the ceiling due to severe turbulence during the flight[/caption]