Mark Wahlberg On 9/11 Plane: I Would Have Beat Terrorists, Landed It Safely
I don't know if I believe in fate or destiny.....or divine intervention, if you will. I think everything happens, it's what you do that defines you. The tragedy that surrounded that day happened for a reason, whether it's to learn a lesson, inspire you, or help you to realize something. I know that some people tried to change what happened to them. They couldn't overpower guns and weapons. I know I would have done the same thing that all the others did, I wouldn't have tried to be a hero, but I would have wanted to live to see my family again. Don't know if I would have made a difference. Read This:
In a new interview with Men's Journal, Wahlberg says that world history would have been different had he not made a fortuitous decision to fly to Toronto a week early and thus avoid boarding one of the planes out of Boston that crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11th.
"If I was on that plane with my kids, it wouldn’t have went down like it did," he tells the magazine. "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.'"
Wahlberg has spoken before of the near-miss, and the action he would have taken had he been on the flight.
"We certainly would have tried to do something to fight," he said in 2006. "I've had probably over 50 dreams about it."
To his credit, Wahlberg is in impeccable shape. Part of what makes him stand out as an action star is his willingness to put himself on the line for a scene.