Over the weekend, Keanu Reeves was traveling aboard a United Flight from San Francisco to Burbank in Los Angeles when the plane made an emergency landing in Bakersfield.
While it landed safely and there were no injuries, there was confusion as logistics were worked out. Video showed the actor, a seasoned traveler for work, stepping up to help with travel arrangements and then taking a van with other passengers to their final destination, Los Angeles, because it was quicker to drive than fly.
Reeves was “cool” as next steps were decided, even when they announced passengers would be taking a bus. Video documenting the van ride from Bakersfield back to L.A. showed Reeves reading off fun facts about Bakersfield to his fellow passengers.
— Amir Blum (Unboxed) (@CheesyJedi) March 24, 2019
keanu got stranded somewhere in california and had to take a bus instead of a plane and some guy filmed the entire experience and i am BEGGING yall to watch this pic.twitter.com/I1TmLOEYiK
— ᴄ ᴀ ᴛ (@keanusgf) March 24, 2019
SkyWest Airlines confirmed to Yahoo that a plane was diverted to Bakersfield due to a mechanical indication.
“SkyWest Flight 5223, operating as United Express from San Francisco to Burbank on Saturday, March 23, diverted to Bakersfield due to a mechanical indication,” SkyWest Airlines Corporate Communications said in a statement. “The flight landed safely without incident in Bakersfield. Passengers deplaned normally at the gate and were then transported via ground transportation to Burbank.”