Skip to main contentSkip to footer
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 02: Chrissy Teigen attends the 2024 King's Trust Global Gala at Cipriani South Street on May 02, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/WireImage)© Taylor Hill

Chrissy Teigen's harrowing in-flight experience: 'Erroneous takeoff' scare

The cookbook author shares four children with John Legend

Faye James
Senior Editor
June 4, 2024
Share this:

Chrissy Teigen shared a heart-stopping moment from a recent flight that experienced an "erroneous takeoff," resulting in a terrifying halt on the runway. 

The model and cookbook author, 38, took to her Instagram Stories on Monday, June 3, to recount the unnerving experience.

In a video recorded as the plane taxied back to the gate, Chrissy's voice trembled as she explained, "We just had something called an erroneous takeoff. I don’t even know what erroneous means, to be honest with you. We were going a thousand miles an hour to take off and then came to a complete stop."

"For like three seconds, I was bracing for impact, absolutely positive that we were braking because we were going to hit something. And we didn’t," she continued. The relief was palpable in her voice as she added, "I became very religious all of a sudden. I was like, ‘praise the lord, praise be.’"

Chrissy Teigen's terrifying flight ordeal© Instagram
Chrissy Teigen's terrifying flight ordeal

Though she didn’t disclose the airline, Chrissy expressed her gratitude for the pilots and the plane, saying, "I’m so grateful for these pilots and the plane for doing what it was supposed to do."

In the caption written over the video, she tagged her husband of over ten years, John Legend, 45, pleading with him to "Please answer your phone I’m on final destination."

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend with four kids at museum© Instagram
Chrissy and John with their children

 The couple shares four children together — Luna, 8, Miles, 6, Esti, 16 months, and Wren, 11 months.

Before the terrifying incident, Chrissy had been sharing snippets of her journey to the airport with her followers. 

Chrissy's bumpy car ride to the airport© Instagram
Chrissy's bumpy car ride to the airport

One clip showed a bumpy car ride from the back seat as the vehicle approached the airplane. 

She also showcased some of the menu options, including the "Classic Beer Cheese" soup, humorously referring to it as "Meemaw’s beer cheese."

Chrissy Teigen making salad in her kitchen© Instagram
Chrissy at home in her kitchen

Reflecting on the ordeal in a later clip, Chrissy said, "That’s actually my worst nightmare. Documenting your flight and being like, ‘oh here’s the plane, here’s the menu.’ And then all my last photos on DailyMail would be, ‘she had beer cheese. That was her last meal.’"

Despite the scare, Chrissy managed to keep her spirits high, joking with a smile, "My last video was me saying ‘Meemaw’s beer cheese’ which is actually so great. My last words were nearly Meemaw’s beer cheese."

Sign up to HELLO Daily! for the best royal, celebrity and lifestyle coverage

By entering your details, you are agreeing to HELLO! Magazine User Data Protection Policy. You can unsubscribe at any time. For more information, please click here.

More Celebrity News

See more