DiCaprio avoids crash en route to Moscow
Famous Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio was among the passengers of a jetliner en route to Moscow that made an emergency landing in New York`s JFK airport, U.S. Weekly tabloid reported.
A Boeing-767 of Delta Airlines took off on Sunday from the JFK airport, but was forced to make an emergency landing some minutes later as one of its engines shut down.
"DiCaprio wishes to commend the actions of the pilot and flight crew in bringing the plane to a safe landing," a representative of the 36-year-old actor was quoted as saying.
He added that DiCaprio gave autographs to the pilots and the rest of the crew after the plane landed.
DiCaprio, who shot to fame for his role in the 1997 blockbuster Titanic, was on his way to Russia to attend the International Tiger Conservation Forum led by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
The "tiger forum," running November 21-24, is discussing a plan to double the animal`s population in 12 years, which will require up to $350 million from the international community.