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Magician David Copperfield is used to daring tricks, but what he told his Twitter followers and fans on Monday was no trick. Copperfield was en route to New York for a Today Show appearance when a plane emergency happened, requiring him to land in Peoria, Illinois.
Copperfield told his 568,000 followers that he was on his way for a Today appearance that was scheduled this morning. Hours later, he suddenly tweeted “Emergency landing.”
That was followed by, “Everyone is ok. Emergency landing in Peoria, Illinois. So scary.” He also shared an image of the plane’s flight path, showing the plan arriving in Peoria.
— David Copperfield (@D_Copperfield) March 4, 2013
While copperfield didn’t arrive in New York, he spoke with Today via Skype and described the incident.
“We were 37,000 feet in the air and I recorded (the strange noise) because it was lasting for a long time,” Copperfield told Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie. “I heard this sound (crackling), and it wouldn't stop. I felt kind of freaked out and they told us we have to it go back for our descent. We were going in a spiral with G force, and we finally got to the ground...and it turned out there was snow all around.”
Copperfield did record a magic trick for Today, though, having an airport staffer suddenly appear behind a sheet.
He promised that he will be back on Today next Monday, following his previously scheduled shows this week at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.