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Hollywood star Geraldine Hughes found herself penning a farewell letter to her loved ones on United Airlines Flight UA-76 during its emergency landing at Shannon Airport, Ireland.

The Boeing 757 was cruising at 10,000 feet when pilots noticed an issue with the landing gear. The rear landing gear was locked in the down-position with the status of the front landing gear unknown.

Amidst the emergency landing, crew members instructed passengers to assume the brace position and place their passports in their pockets, in case their bodies needed to be identified.

Hughes described the experience as “awful” and that during the emergency she “lost it” and “started to cry.” The plane, however, landed safely despite the landing malfunction.

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