Mark Wahlberg 9/11
January 19, 2012 by staff
Mark Wahlberg 9/11, ACTOR Mark Wahlberg quickly apologised today for claiming he would have subdued the 9/11 hijackers. “If I was on that plane with my kids, it wouldn’t have went down like it did,” Wahlberg said in an interview released today by Men’s Journal. “There would have been a lot of blood in that first-class cabin and then me saying, ‘OK, we’re going to land somewhere safely, don’t worry.’”
His comment drew a quick and stern rebuke from the widow of a man who fought the 9/11 terrorists on Flight 93, causing the jet to crash in a Pennsylvania field instead of reaching its intended target in Washington, DC.
“Does Mark Wahlberg have a pilot’s licence?” Deena Burnett-Bailey said to TMZ. “Then I think hindsight is 20/20 and it’s insignificant to say what you would have done if you weren’t there.”
Burnett-Bailey has said her husband, Thomas Burnett, called her from the plane and said he and two other men planned to storm the cckpit.
Burnett-Bailey’s response prompted a swift apology from the 40-year-old star of the new box office hit Contraband, who conceded to TMZ that he had crossed the line.
“To speculate about such a situation is ridiculous to begin with,” Wahlberg said. “I deeply apologise to the families of the victims that my answer came off as insensitive, it was certainly not my intention.”
It is not the first time Wahlberg has expressed his anguish over the fateful series of events. The actor was scheduled to be on one of the Boston-to-Los Angeles flights that crashed into the World Trade Center on 9/11. He changed his travel plans a week before and flew to Toronto for a film festival instead.
In 2006, he said, “We certainly would have tried to do something to fight. I’ve had probably over 50 dreams about it.”
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