'American Idol' season 5 winner Taylor Hicks is blessed to be alive after a terrifying ordeal on a recent flight. The 40-year old singer spoke to TMZ about the frightening moments leading up to an emergency landing.
The season 5 "American Idol" winner told TMZ he thought he was going to die when an engine on the private plane he was on stopped working while en route from Tennessee to Alabama Wednesday afternoon.
"Two of the pistons blew, oil went everywhere, and the engine stopped, and the rotor blade just stopped in mid-air." Hicks said of the private plane he was flying on at the time.
"I just thought to myself, 'What can you do?' Because you're absolutely helpless in this situation because we lost a complete engine."
“My life, and all of our lives kind of flashed before our eyes a little,” he said.
The skilled pilot was able to safely land the twin-engine plan, thought it was "literally like something out of a movie," Hicks said.
"And we were just very thankful and very blessed that we had a wonderful, graceful, amazing pilot who was able to handle this situation."
We're happy to report that Taylor Hicks, the pilot, and two other passengers lived to tell the tale.
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