John Travolta’s Terrifying Near-Death Experience Revealed!

John Travolta finally opens up about traumatic near-death experience – 'I thought it was over'

John Travolta has had his fair share of hardships in life, from unimaginable losses to personal tragedies. However, there is one traumatic event that the actor had kept to himself…until now. In a recent interview, the 69-year-old Hollywood veteran finally opened up about a near-death experience that shook him to his core.

It was back in 1992 when John Travolta embarked on a flight with his beloved wife, Kelly Preston, and their 8-month-old son, Jett. They were on their way to their vacation home in Maine to celebrate Jett’s first Thanksgiving. Little did they know that their flight would take a terrifying turn.

As the plane soared through the sky, a sudden electrical failure plunged them into darkness and uncertainty. Travolta vividly recalls the moment, saying, “I knew what it felt like to absolutely think you’re going to die. I had two good jet engines, but I had no instruments, no electric, nothing. And I thought it was over.”

Just when all hope seemed lost, a miraculous turn of events unfolded. The plane descended to a lower altitude, leading Travolta to spot the Washington D.C. monument. With sheer determination and courage, he made a landing just like the one depicted in his movie, The Shepherd. Although the emergency landing resulted in blown tires, they had survived the ordeal.

Unbeknownst to them at the time, their aircraft narrowly avoided a collision with a Boeing 727 carrying 182 passengers. The gravity of the situation hit them later during the investigation. It was a close call and could have ended tragically.

What makes this experience even more surreal is the connection Travolta found in a book he read years later. Frederick Forsyth’s novel, The Shepherd, mirrors his own harrowing experience. The book tells the story of a pilot facing a similar electrical failure. It resonated deeply with Travolta, who purchased the rights to the book, even though he couldn’t immediately work on the project due to his busy schedule.

Now, after three decades, Travolta has finally had the opportunity to bring the story to the screen in his latest project, The Shepherd. Although he couldn’t play the part of the young pilot himself, he feels a personal connection to the story and its themes of survival and redemption.

This revelation about John Travolta’s near-death experience is truly eye-opening. It sheds light on the profound impact such events can have on a person’s life. It’s a reminder of the resilience of the human spirit and the unexpected connections we can find in the most unlikely places.

John Travolta's Plane
John Travolta's Miracle Landing

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