Courteney Cox reveals emotional message she sent her daughter after fears her and Jennifer Anniston's plane would crash
As any fans of Friends will know, Monica and Rachel have an unbreakable friendship. They manage to keep their bond going from high school pals to long-term roommates, stand by each other through the trials and tribulations of adulthood, and, most impressively, stay on good terms even during the never-ending Ross/Rachel drama.
And it turns out that their friendship extends beyond the TV set, too.
Just recently, Courteney Cox (Monica), sent the sweetest birthday message to Jennifer Aniston (Rachel), saying, "The world definitely got brighter the day this girl was born." However, it turns out that Jen's big day wasn't totally plain-sailing - and the two of them almost ran into some serious trouble while on the plane from L.A. to Cabo San Lucas for her party.
In an interview with Extra radio, Cox revealed that they experienced a loud bang while in the air.
"I’m not afraid of flying at all," Cox said, explaining that her father was a pilot. "But I was really scared, because when we were taking off, we heard this really loud bang and I was like, ‘Oh, that sounds like we should probably check that tire.’"
That in itself sounds scary enough, but things went from bad to worse when Cox, Aniston, and the other passengers on board found out that there was no tire. In fact, according to Cox, "There was no wheel."
The actress panicked and, doing what most people would do in her situation, reached out to her daughter, Coco, and her partner, John McDaid.
"I sent a little text to Coco, ‘I love you,’ I didn’t say why, and to Johnny … I told him everything that was going on and I FaceTimed him after."
The Friends stars were told that it wouldn't be safe to land in Mexico, and so they had to be diverted back to LA, where - eventually - they landed safely.
"Luckily, there are two wheels on each side and two in the front. 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."
Aniston's birthday plans weren't too badly affected, either, as the pair managed to hop on a private jet in order to make the journey. The party sounds like it turned out to be quite the hoot in the end, too - so hopefully it was enough to help them get over the trauma of the difficult journey!
So, after an intense scare, Cox and Aniston were totally fine - and probably closer friends than ever! Let's hope that neither of them ever have to be put in that situation again.