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Courteney Cox Was ‘Really Scared’ When Jennifer Aniston's Birthday Flight Went Wrong

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Feb. 21 2019, Updated 3:55 p.m. ET

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Courteney Cox has explained what caused the private plane she and Jennifer Aniston were on to make an emergency landing. The friends were headed to Mexico for Jen's 50th birthday getaway.  Keep reading for all the details.

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Courteney, 54, told Extra, "I’m not afraid of flying at all, my dad was a pilot, but I was really scared because when we were taking off, we heard this really loud bang.”

Actress Courteney Cox arrives at the American Film Institute's 46th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to George Clooney
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The private plane they were on suddenly experienced problems with the landing gear.

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Courteney Cox attends the Ivor Novello Awards at Grosvenor House
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“I was like, ‘Oh, that sounds like we should probably check that tire.’ There was no tire at all, there was no wheel. Luckily, there are two wheels on each side and two in the front,” she continued.

Courteney Cox in Malibu
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The actress then revealed they flew around for four hours burning fuel before they could land.  “It was a really smooth landing,” the star explained about once they touched down in Ontario, Canada.

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Courteney Cox with Johnny McDaid and daughter Coco
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She said she texted her daughter Coco and boyfriendJohnny McDaid. “I sent a little text to Coco, ‘I love you.’  I didn’t say why, and to Johnny, I told him everything that was going on and I FaceTimed him after.”

Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston at George Clooney tribute
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The trip came after Jen rang in the big 5-0 with a star-studded bash that included all her celeb pals including ex husband Brad Pitt.

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