#Jennifer Lawrence's private plane suffered engine problems on Saturday. An emergency landing was carried out by the crew, and the plane eventually landed at the Buffalo #Niagara International Airport in New York City.

The actress was leaving Louisville, Kentucky when the incident happened. A representative for Lawrence confirmed with ABC News that she was just leaving her hometown after a visit to her family.

The same representative also confirmed that one of the plane's engines failed while it was soaring at an altitude of 31,000 feet, in mid-flight. This prompted the crew to decide on an emergency landing. Furthermore, while they were in the process of the emergency landing, a second engine failed.

An 'extremely rare' incident

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released a statement regarding the incident.

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They summarized in effect that the Hawker Beechcraft B40 Lawrence was on had landed safely at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport at 1:40 PM on Saturday.

The FAA statement also confirmed how the crew decided to divert course to Buffalo when they found out that an emergency landing was necessary. The flight was supposed to land at Teterboro Airport, New Jersey, but the engine issues forced them to take immediate action. The FAA promised further investigations into the matter.

An aviation expert from ABC news, Col. Steve Ganyard, thought that the incident was unusual, even "extremely rare." He explained that airplanes have two engines because the other would be a backup in case one fails. Two engines failing on the same plane, on the same flight, is not supposed to happen, Ganyard said.

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Ganyard also said that both engines failing on a plane clearly shows potential for disaster. However, until more details have been disclosed, he cannot give his certain opinion regarding how serious the incident was.

Jennifer Lawrence safe

Meanwhile, after emergency vehicles were deployed at the plane's landing site, the Oscar-winning actress was confirmed safe.

Jennifer Lawrence has risen to popularity since she appeared as Katniss Everdeen in the post-apocalyptic young adult franchise, "#The Hunger Games." The movie was based on a trilogy of novels written by Suzanne Collins. It involves a dystopia wherein candidates from districts (called "tributes") participate in a gladiatorial combat to the death.

Many consider "The Hunger Games" to be what catapulted Lawrence to stardom, leading to bigger Hollywood roles and, eventually, awards.