| Updated at: 1222 PST, Tuesday, November 23, 2010|
NEW YORK: Hollywood heartthrob Leonardo DiCaprio, star of "Titanic," was among passengers on a Delta Airline jet forced to make an emergency landing in New York after losing one engine, a report said Monday.
DiCaprio, 36, "avoided disaster at 30,000 feet," Us Magazine website reported.
The plane, bound for Moscow, had to return to John F. Kennedy airport shortly after take-off Sunday when an engine suddenly shut down.
The website quoted a representative saying that the actor "wishes to commend the actions of the pilot and flight crew in bringing the plane to a safe landing."
DiCaprio, who was on his way to Russia to attend a meeting on tiger preservation efforts, even "signed autographs for all the crew members when they landed," the celebrity news magazine said.