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Celebrities Who Survived Plane Crashes 

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Updated April 8, 2019 93.8k views 9 items

Many famous people frequently fly in airplanes to travel across the country. A few celebrities have even survived plane crashes. Some of these celebrities were passengers, while others were actually flying the plane when it went down. Two musicians on this list were the only survivors of an incident that terminated four people.

Who is the most famous person who has survived such a tragedy? Sandra Bullock tops our list. In 2000, the Gravity actress was involved in an incident in which her aircraft skidded off the runway. No one was hurt. In 1999, Harrison Ford was forced to make an emergency landing while flying a helicopter. In 2008, Travis Barker and Adam Goldstein, who were touring together for their project TRV$DJAM, survived a tragedy that ended the lives of four people.

Do you think that surviving such an ordeal has changed these celebrities? Read on to learn about nine celebrity survivors.

Harrison Ford is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Celebrities Who Survived Plane Crashes
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On March 5, 2015, Harrison Ford was hospitalized when a vintage fighter plane he was piloting smashed into a golf course in Venice, CA (just outside of Los Angeles). He was transported to a local hospital with gashes to his head and body but survived the incident.

Witnesses say that he saved several lives by landing on the golf course and avoiding nearby suburban developed areas.

Age: 76

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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Bono is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Celebrities Who Survived Plane Crashes
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In 2014, Bono narrowly escaped after a mid-air incident caused the rear door of his private plane to be torn off. The U2 singer was traveling from Dublin to Berlin with four friends when the tailgate at the rear of the plane detached about an hour into the flight.

The aircraft was able to make its descent into the Berlin airport before anyone was hurt.

Age: 58

Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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Sandra Bullock is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Celebrities Who Survived Plane Crashes
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In 2000, Gravity actress Sandra Bullock was involved in an incident in which her aircraft skidded off the runway. No one was hurt.

Age: 54

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

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Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Celebrities Who Survived Plane Crashes
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Barack Obama was involved in a collision when he was campaigning to be president in 2008. His plane collided with another plane on the ground at Midway airport in Chicago.

Age: 57

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

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