WWE’s Shane McMahon was one of two people involved in the emergency crash landing of a helicopter on Wednesday morning. The first thing you need to know before reading on is that this is Shane McMahon, the guy who jumped off the Hell in a Cell, so he’s fine.
A small helicopter with two people aboard made a crash landing in the waters off of Gilgo Beach, the FAA says.
Emergency responders picked up the two people who were aboard and ferried them to shore safely. The people on board were wearing life jackets and were uninjured, Suffolk County Police report. NYPD Aviation and SCUBA units also responded and assisted in the rescue.
Here’s a clip of Shane being interviewed after the accident, featuring the two important questions, “were you nervous,” and, “are you Vince McMahon’s son?”
We think Nick Jackson of the Young Bucks said it best:
We are all obviously very happy that Shane is fine, and it’s possible that this helicopter crash was one of the least extreme things he’s ever been involved in. If you need a refresher on just how often Shane has risked his own life in the service of entertainment, go ahead and click here.
UPDATE: WWE.com had an official statement from Shane:
“I would like to thank our pilot, Mario, who did a heroic job of landing us safely in the water, the Suffolk County Marine Bureau who were first on the scene, all the lifeguards who came out to assist us and the Fire Island Coast Guard station,” he said.
McMahon reiterated that the WWE Universe shouldn’t worry and that he won’t need to step away from his SmackDown LIVE responsibilities.
“Everyone is safe and sound,” he said. “I look forward to seeing everyone at WWE Battleground in Philadelphia this Sunday.”
And there is now footage of the rescue following the crash: