David Copperfield's plane had to make an emergency landing in Peoria, Ill.when the aircraft was heard making strange noises Monday morning, TMZ reports. The magician and illusionist was on his way to NBC's "Today" show in New York from Las Vegas when the incident occurred.
"We were 37,000 feet in the air and I recorded (the strange noise) because it was lasting for a long time. I heard this sound (crackling), and it wouldn't stop. I felt kind of freaked out and they told us we have to go back for our descent. We were going in a spiral with G-force, and we finally got to the ground ... and it turned out there was snow all around."
Copperfield is known for making the Statue of Liberty disappear on television -- among other illusionist stunts. Although he's accustomed to performing "scary" feats, the plane dysfunction definitely made him nervous. He tweeted about his "scary" experience Monday.
"Everyone is ok. Emergency landing in Peoria, Illinois. So scary," he tweeted.
The magician also recorded his flight via Skype and posted another message on Twitter.
"Happy to be on the ground and safe," he wrote.