Actress Teri Hatcher was involved in a terrifying mid-air drama when her mother passed out and prompted the crew to make an emergency landing.

The star has revealed she was on a flight to Kentucky with her mum, Esther, who suddenly lost consciousness and sparked the crew into taking drastic action.

She tells E! Online, "(She went) unconscious... I literally yelled, 'Mom, don't die,' in the middle of the cabin. It was that dramatic."

Esther went on to make a full recovery, but Hatcher admits she felt sorry for the other passengers on the grounded flight as many were on their way to watch the famous Kentucky Derby horse race.

She adds, "You're just like, 'If I could stop the race, I would. I feel so bad.' But it was my mom!"