Leo DiCaprio was a passenger on the troubled Moscow-bound jet
November 22nd, 2010
03:36 PM ET

Leo DiCaprio was a passenger on the troubled Moscow-bound jet

He may have played a con man who pretended to be a pilot, but Leonardo DiCaprio had nothing but praise for the real one of Delta Flight 30.

A spokesperson for the “Titanic” star confirmed to CNN that the actor was on a troubled flight to Moscow on Sunday when the plane was forced to return to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City after it suffered engine trouble.

“En route to attend the Tiger Summit in St. Petersburg, Leonardo DiCaprio was one of the passengers aboard Delta Flight 30,” the actor’s rep  told CNN. “[DiCaprio] wishes to commend the actions of the pilot and flight crew in bringing the plane to a safe landing.”

The Moscow-bound Boeing 767 was carrying 193 passengers and 11 crew members when it was forced to turn back after its left engine automatically shut down, an FAA spokeswoman said.

DiCaprio reportedly signed autographs for the passengers and crew after the plane arrived safely back at JFK.


soundoff (58 Responses)
  1. SKY

    FACT: NO PLACE IS SAFE, MAYBE HE IS QUESTIONING GOD...
    SO MANY UNANSWERED QUESTIONS, SHALL I JUST
    PACK UP AND MOVE FAR AWAY AND JUST "LIVE"
    I WOULD BE HAPPY ALONE. PEACE IS A GOOD
    THING...THE OCEAN IS SO PEACEFUL YET AT TIMES
    DANGEROUS..HE IS IN A BOX. BUT HE WON'T LET
    ANYONE IN.. DAY AFTER DAY AFTER DAY AFTER DAY
    THERE ARE ANSWERS DICAPRIO....FIRST JUST START
    TO APPRECIATE THE LITTLE THINGS IN LIFE, BIRDS,
    PEOPLE, LEARN TO DEAL WITH ALL KINDS OF PEOPLE
    TAKE CARE OF YOU...LET THE ADULTS TAKE CARE
    OF THEMSELVES...AND NEVER LET PEOPLE BRING
    YOU THEIR UNHAPPINESS...LISTEN ONLY TO
    THOSE WHO ARE POSITIVE...THIS COULD BE
    THE OLD LADY AT A STORE, ON SOMEONE
    CLEANS YOUR ROOM....

    November 23, 2010 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  2. sara

    i adore Dicaprio, amazing talented actor.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  3. SH

    Bravo to Leo for finally taking commercial instead of talking Green all the time and flying his personal jet with its enormous carbon footprint.

    November 23, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Odalice Yolanda Feliz

    So happy he got away safe.

    November 23, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Talkman

    It just amazes me that everyone is so jealous

    November 23, 2010 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Nathan Bush

      Hell, I'm not jealous...Leo just makes everyone else on that plane seem non-exisistent. "Oh, we don't care about everyone else on the plane, but LEONARDO DiCAPRIO was on the flight and made it off the plane safely...now ABC's "Growing Pains Reunion", hosted by Leonardo's most closest friend in the world Kirk Cameron, can continue being produced...everyone else can...oh wait, there WAS nobody else on the plane other than the crew..." is what a "Nancy Grace-like" overdramatized CNN reporter would say...

      November 23, 2010 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  6. David

    Has anyone seen my keys?

    November 23, 2010 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  7. GIGI

    WHO CARES IF LEO WAS ON BOARD.THE REST OF THE PEOPLE DON'T COUNT?

    November 23, 2010 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  8. John

    Maybe it was all a dream. Inside a dream. Inside a dream.

    We have to go deeper!

    November 23, 2010 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
  9. SKY

    OK THIS IS A BETTER PICTURE.....THIS MAN HAD DONE EVERYTHING
    MONEY WILL ALLOW HIM TO DO...YET HE HAS ONE QUESTION...
    "WHAT IS MY PURPOSE IN LIFE?
    LIFE IS SO SHORT...

    November 23, 2010 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
  10. seymour

    all the bloggers on cnn should get a life.all they do is sit by their computers waiting to reply with their nonsence remarks to every story.cnn you are being had.

    November 23, 2010 at 7:07 am | Report abuse |
  11. SayWhat

    We should care because ... ? Glad the flight is okay, but is Leo the only reason it made the news?

    November 23, 2010 at 6:27 am | Report abuse |
  12. GaryB

    Yo'll stupid, he landed the firkin plain!! He got certified for license of pilot for Ketch Me if You Cam movie, and the pilots of this flight got his advices on it. That's why he was signing all them signatures . Use yo brain morons, comeon cents ain't somtn yo'll got

    November 23, 2010 at 5:25 am | Report abuse |
  13. GiGi

    I live in NYC and this emergency plane landing was on our local news because it was initially reported that it was going to land while on fire. More than 100 firefighters were sent to the airport. Every newscaster was very happy when it landed safely and not one report mentioned that Leo was on the flight. Actual news was reported but I guess someone had to mention a celebrity was on the flight. The problem in today's news market, is that if Justin Beiber got a haircut, it would have bumped the "Plane on Fire" story in a heartbeat. So sad.

    November 23, 2010 at 1:57 am | Report abuse |
  14. jin keffer

    leave leo alone he is only tryin to make people feel better over a bad flight

    November 23, 2010 at 1:54 am | Report abuse |
  15. sburg

    gotta love blogs. ;)

    November 23, 2010 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |
  16. queenofbs

    Can't we all just get along???? (I hope everything is spelled correctly)

    November 23, 2010 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
  17. -insert name here-

    Wow Mizz. You're very gramatically correct. Maybe read what you're going to post before you try to bash someone else. You're a complete hypocrite.

    November 23, 2010 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
  18. sburg

    lol

    November 23, 2010 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  19. Ike

    He is a terrible actor

    November 22, 2010 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  20. i dont care

    who cares, it is entertainment news.

    November 22, 2010 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Mizz

    People need to read first before they start correcting, and the sad thing about is that they posting is full with error. The headline is well posted. it reads leo was a passenger on a troubled plane bound for moscow not he was on a passenger in a troubled flight. Leave cnn alone, and i hope u not one who think u can see russia in your back yard lol or that africa is a country smdh!!!

    November 22, 2010 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • wow....

      People who throw stones shouldn't live in glass houses......take some of your own advice. Double check your own post before hitting the reply button.

      November 22, 2010 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  22. -insert name here-

    Jo makes a valid point, but you should probably learn to spell.

    November 22, 2010 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Cambob

    Obviously this is part of George Soro's plot to take over the world.

    November 22, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Jo is stupid

    Hey, Jo! Perhaps in the future, you might consider copy and spell checking before you post accusatory rants ridiculing other people.

    Your errors make you the fool.

    November 22, 2010 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Jo

    And this new moron (Again, always one) who has to bring in gun rights AND politics, where they have NO bussiness being. Embarrassing himself hugely.

    November 22, 2010 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  26. sburg

    can't do that tho cause everybody is scared of each other

    November 22, 2010 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Jo

    Okay. We've got the idiot who brings in politics wehere it has NO bussiness being. (There's always one) The emasculated jealous men who sputter "Who cares anyway, he's no good but I'm gonna write something stupid." The morons who come to an entertainment page and expect a serious diatrab on world news, then whine to CNN when they don't get it. And then the complet stooges who make up such incredible stories and think people are going to believe that Leo was CRYING and throwing a fit. If you don't like the guy, fine. But try not to embarrass yourself so badly.

    November 22, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  28. sburg

    if everybody had a weapon on the plane maybe the twin towers would still be standing just my thoughts. gun rights gun rights gun rights. just keep stepping on them congress.

    November 22, 2010 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  29. kevin

    Nearly ALL liberals are low level types soon forgotten. Dont suppose even this scare would inspire him to seek Jesus.

    November 22, 2010 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sizzle

      But it should? Why? Just in case those who believe in Christ are right? That is no reason to adopt a life philosophy.

      November 23, 2010 at 2:13 am | Report abuse |
  30. Nathan Bush

    Who cares? They surely aren't doing news stories over anyone else who was on the flight. CNN overdramatizes everything and I bet if Leonardo DiCaprio wasn't on the flight the world wouldn't have even told that this flight was having engine problems.

    Also, what the hell does him signing autographs for the passengers have ANYTHING to do with the flight? Is that part of the article there just to make him look good and be more important than everyone else? Get a clue, CNN.

    November 22, 2010 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Btho

      It's the entertainment section fool. It isn't being presented as news. You are commenting on the newsworthiness of some tripe written in something called "the marquee blog"???

      November 22, 2010 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nathan Bush

      Lol I'll get my rants in wherever I can get them lol...

      November 22, 2010 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Leo

    Great job Monsieur Pilot. Glad you weren't drunk.

    November 22, 2010 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Uncle Garry

    Who gives a rat's rear end about Lee-Lee anyway?
    He's such a pompous fool.

    November 22, 2010 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  33. stu

    kissies leo! ur the marlon brando of our time.

    November 22, 2010 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Ademajadaddy

    My friend, who was on that particular flight, tells me that Mr. Leo cried like a baby and had to be restrained by other passengers. Typical American behavior I say. Can you people not be so dramatic? What is it a woman politician told your beloved Sen. McCain, "Man-up, dude!" Yes. Man up Mr. Leo!

    November 22, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tesz

      I do not believe you.

      November 22, 2010 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Abdula

      I heard the same thing from my cousin. I also heard that he wet himself and had to be slapped like a woman. American actors are certainly like their political leaders, all bravado and no substance. Shame, shame...

      November 22, 2010 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dyde

      Surely you dont believe such nonsense. Or do you just wish it were true? And you think McCain is beloved? Oh please. At least half the country disapproves of him. And the other guy's comment was just seriously stupid. Insecure American hater.

      November 22, 2010 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  35. boa

    lol whoever said they want to see inception 2 is a dumb a..

    November 22, 2010 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  36. jahnjahn

    I'm sure he met a lovely girl in first class named Rose and posed grandly on the nose proclaiming "I'm Jonathan Livingston, the King of the World!". This all happening just after he fainted when the engine went *poop*! Speaking of poop....

    November 22, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Katie

    Nice to see that Leo recognizes professionalism in a different field.

    November 22, 2010 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  38. edward

    probably would not have made the news if he hadn't been on the plane or on a passenger either way LOL.

    November 22, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Actually, it was breaking news for about 24 hours before we heard that Leo was on it

      November 23, 2010 at 2:23 am | Report abuse |
  39. dave

    Phheeeewwww! Close one.
    "Thanks for not killing me guys!"

    November 22, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  40. cheefsfury

    OMG IM GLAD LEO WAS OK CUZ I WANNA SEE INCEPTION PART 2

    November 22, 2010 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Phil Buster

    It's ok CNN...words are hard.

    November 22, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Francis R.

    LMAO! I wish I was the passenger that Leo was on, but I wasnt even a passenger on that flight. On a serious note, Im glad the plane landed safely and no one was injured.

    November 22, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Maggiepeas

    Wow, that's what I call efficiency!

    November 22, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Maggiepeas

    Someone should correct the headline! I doubt that Leo was ON a passenger during a troubled flight! It's pretty funny though :-P

    November 22, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |

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