Courteney Cox opens up about scary flight emergency while jetting off with Jennifer Aniston on her birthday

Cox was headed to Cabo San Lucas with BFF Aniston when their plane experienced problems with the landing gear


                            Courteney Cox opens up about scary flight emergency while jetting off with Jennifer Aniston on her birthday

Courteney Cox is finally spilling the beans on what exactly went down when the private plane carrying her and Jennifer Aniston was forced to make an emergency landing while the two were en route to Mexico recently. Cox was headed to Cabo San Lucas with BFF Aniston when their plane experienced problems with the landing gear. 

"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," Cox, who was celebrating Aniston's 50th birthday party with a girls trip to Mexico, told Extra. "I was like, 'Oh, that sounds like we should probably check that tire'." 

Actress Jennifer Aniston and director Courteney Cox attend the Los Angeles Special Screening of 'Just Before I Go' at ArcLight Hollywood on April 20, 2015, in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)
Actress Jennifer Aniston and director Courteney Cox attend the Los Angeles Special Screening of 'Just Before I Go' at ArcLight Hollywood on April 20, 2015, in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

 

She continued, "There was no tire at all, there was no wheel. Luckily, there are two wheels on each side and two in the front." She explained, "I have to say, we were in the air for four hours, burning off fuel and just thought of what it is going to be like when we land. It was a really smooth landing."

The 'Friends' alum also added that her first reaction was to text her 14-year-old daughter Coco, as well as boyfriend Johnny McDaid. "I sent a little text to Coco, 'I love you'," Cox said. "I didn’t say why, and to Johnny. I told him everything that was going on and I FaceTimed him after."

Courteney Cox and Coco Arquette attend the Nanci Ryder's 'Team Nanci' participates in the 15th Annual LA County Walk to Defeat ALS at Exposition Park on October 15, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
Courteney Cox and Coco Arquette attend the Nanci Ryder's 'Team Nanci' participates in the 15th Annual LA County Walk to Defeat ALS at Exposition Park on October 15, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

 

Moving on to talk about what she gave her best friend and former 'Friends' costar for the birthday, Cox said, "A bunch of us got her a pottery wheel and lessons, even though she’s a great artist, and a table — a big, beautiful antique table."

The news came after Aniston celebrated her birthday with pals, including Cox, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, George and Amal Clooney, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Downey Jr., Ellen DeGeneres, Barbra Streisand, Keith Richards, Laura Dern, Demi Moore and Lisa Kudrow, along with ex-husband Brad Pitt.

Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston attend the American Film Institute's 46th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to George Clooney at Dolby Theatre on June 7, 2018, in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston attend the American Film Institute's 46th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to George Clooney at Dolby Theatre on June 7, 2018, in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

 

Meanwhile, Cox is now looking forward to her new Facebook Watch docu-series '9 Months with Courteney Cox', where the actress will be giving viewers an inside look at pregnancy stories of women across the country as they tackle the highs and lows of their journey.

The star explained, "It is a look at life before birth. We take 10 couples, we follow their journey into having a child… it’s such a perfect place to be on Facebook, because you can interact and ask questions, and learn and share your own experience.” As for why the topic of pregnancy, she said, "I love real subject matters… this is not a sensationalized show at all, it’s just raw."

Actress Courteney Cox and musician Johnny McDaid of Snow Patrol attend The 64th Annual BMI Pop Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 10, 2016, in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for BMI)
Actress Courteney Cox and musician Johnny McDaid of Snow Patrol attend The 64th Annual BMI Pop Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 10, 2016, in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for BMI)