Ashley Olsen's Plane Catches on Fire, Makes Emergency Landing

Celebrity News May. 17, 2010 AT 2:39PM
Ashley Olsen's Plane Catches on Fire, Makes Emergency Landing Credit: Jim Spellman/WireImage.com; Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Ashley Olsen and her beau Justin Bartha were forced to make an emergency landing Sunday night after the cockpit of the plane in which they were flying caught on fire.

The twin, 23, and Hangover star, 31, were en route to L.A. from New York in a United Airlines flight when an electrical fire caused a crack in the plane's windshield, publicist Phil Lobel, who was also on the plane, tells E!.

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It was safely diverted to Washington Dulles International Airport around 9:30 p.m., where fire trucks and ambulances greeted the plane's 100 passengers on the runway. Everyone was rebooked on Monday morning flights.

A rep for Olsen tells E! she and Bartha are OK. Californication actress Pamela Adlon and Jarrod Spector, who stars in Broadway's Jersey Boys, were also on the plane.

Olsen isn't the only one having plane problems.

A Monaco-bound Kim Kardashian was grounded in L.A. thanks to the volcano ash cloud return, which closed London's Heathrow airport Sunday night.

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"I'm so upset I'm not there. It's my mom's favorite place and I wished I could have taken her," Kardashian, 29, tells UsMagazine.com.

A source tells Us her makeup and hair team were on a separate flight that already departed.

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