As if the story about the flaming meteor shards nearly hitting a plane wasn't enough to spark a whole revival of the Airport movie franchise, the sizzling space rock nearly took out official national pop heroes.
Yes, The Pet Shop Boys were on the plane. How did they cope with such a terrifying ordeal? Neil reveals all:
“Then we realised with horror what had happened. Our friends and families started calling us in a panic to find out if we were OK.”
Hats off to the graphics department at the Sun for managing to produce a fairly accurate illustration of the crisis: