The widow of a man killed in Fight 93 on September 11, 2001 has taken issue with actor Mark Wahlberg’s comments that he could have changed the results of that morning.
Deena Burnett-Bailey’s husband Thomas told her in a phone call from the flight, "I know we're going to die. There's three of us who are going to do something about it."
Burnett-Bailey told TMZ, “For him to speculate that his presence on board could have stopped everything is silly and disrespectful.”
Sky News reported that Wahlberg was scheduled to take United Airlines Flight 93 from Boston to California, but changed his plans at the last minute to take a charter plane to Toronto.
As part of an interview in the February issue of Men’s Journal, Wahlberg said, “If I was on that plane with my kids, there would have been a lot of blood in that first-class cabin and then me saying, ‘OK, we’re going to land somewhere safely, don’t worry.’”
After taking heat for his remarks, Wahlberg issued a public apology. He told TMZ, "To suggest I would have done anything differently than the passengers on that plane was irresponsible. I deeply apologize to the families of the victims that my answer came off as insensitive; it was certainly not my intention."
The action movie star admitted in the interview that he cried about six or seven times watching the film, “The Help.”
The Huffington Post reported that Wahlberg’s latest movie “Contraband” was No. 1 at the box office last weekend, earning $28.5 million.