Actress Andie MacDowell cheated death when a propeller plane she was travelling in almost crashed on landing.

The Groundhog Day star was flying from Atlanta, Georgia to Asheville in North Carolina four years ago (10) when the light aircraft was hit with a powerful gust of wind and the pilot had to battle to control the plane.

MACDowell tells Britain's Event magazine, "Four years ago I was flying from Atlanta to Asheville, North Carolina, in a small propeller plane. Three seconds from landing we got caught in a gust of wind so the plane tilted and turned. The pilot completely lost control for a few moments. That was hair-raising."