Ashley Olsen's Near Death Experience

May 17, 2010 By:
Ashley Olsen's Near Death Experience

Ashley Olsen is grateful to be alive today after the plane she was traveling on had to make an emergency landing due to an electrical fire.

Ashley and her beau, 'The Hangover' actor Justin Bartha were traveling from New York to Los Angeles yesterday when the pilot was forced to make an emergency landing in Virginia after an electrical fire sparked in the cockpit.

Publicist Phil Lobel, who was a passenger on the plane, told ET Online the incident was a “harrowing experience” as the fire had caused the windscreen to crack, which "obscured the pilot's ability to conduct a visual landing."

Emergency crews met the plane on the runway and helped some of the distraught passengers get off the plane and rebooked for another flight.

Can you imagine having to board another flight just hours after a situation like this?! Scary! We're glad to hear all 100 passengers on board are safe and sound!