"My plane just had to do an emergency landing," he wrote. "Engine over heated. Fire trucks everywhere. Good times."
Las Vegas McCarran International Airport spokesman Chris Jones confirmed the landing to Access Hollywood, explaining that the aircraft reported engine trouble a few minutes into the flight after taking off shortly before 1 PM. The pilots were then cleared for an emergency landing, which they made about 6 minutes later.
Ashton's wife, Demi Moore, also Tweeted about the dangerous landing and posted two Twitpics from the scene.
"Yep it is always an adventure in Vegas emergency landing all!" she wrote.
Later, Ashton Tweeted that he was "happy to be alive" and offered fans a way to celebrate with him – and promote his new movie, "Spread."
"Party tonight at Turtle Bay Bar in #NYC," he wrote. "Say 'Spread' at the door for 1/2 off drinks! On me!"
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