Shane McMahon, age 47, has served as an announcer, a businessman and a wrestler during a long involvement with the WWE.
World Wrestling Entertainment personality Shane McMahon and his helicopter pilot emerged unscathed Wednesday morning after their chopper was forced to make an emergency landing in the Atlantic Ocean.
McMahon said that he heard a loud bang shortly before pilot Mario Regetien successfully landed the copter in waters off the coast of Long Island around 10:25 a.m., according to the New York Daily News.
“It was very unnerving,” McMahon said to the reporters later. But Mario was remain super calm, which made me remain super calm, and we landed perfectly.
Photos captured the whole scene, showing case the helicopter floating on yellow pontoons in the ocean. The reason of the incident remains unknown, but officials said the helicopter managed a “controlled water landing,” the Daily News reported.
“The pilot did a really phenomenal job of getting that helicopter in the water safely,” said Detective. Michael Sileo of the NYPD Aviation Unit.
“We heard some noise, and it becomes very clear to me that I could no longer fly the helicopter,” Retgien said.
He later tweeted on twitter his special thanks to the pilot and emergency responders to arrive at time and help.
“i’d like to thank the man upstairs for looking out this morning & thanks to pilot Mario, Suffolk Co. Marine Bureau & Fire Island coast Guard”.
The son of WWE Supremo Vince is a minority shareholder in the hugely successful wrestling franchise.
“Everyone is safe and sound,” McMahon told to WWE.com. “I look forward to seeing everyone at WWE Battleground in Philadelphia this Sunday. ”
According to the FAA, there have been around 40 crashes involving the same type of helicopter in the last five years and 203 people have died in them since 1993.