Jennifer Lawrence reveals final thoughts during terrifying near-death plane crash

Jennifer Lawrence has detailed the terrifying moment she faced death and "started praying" when a private plane she was flying on suffered major engine failure. 

Speaking to Vanity Fair writer Karen Valby, the star recalled having wrapped filming on horror flick Mother! in 2017 before boarding a private plane from Kentucky bound for New York City.

Valby explained that once up in the air there was a "loud noise" and the air pressure in the cabin went "kind of rubbery".

The other passenger on the plane was called to the cockpit before returning "ashen-faced" with the news that one of the two engines had failed and they would need to make an emergency landing with the remaining one. 

"Then the plane went silent, and Lawrence knew that they were cooked," Valby wrote "They'd lost the second engine." 

Lawrence told Vanity Fair: "My skeleton was all that was left in the seat." 

"We were all just going to die," Lawrence added, remembering hearing the cockpit clanging in distress and the plane dipping wildly. 

"I started leaving little mental voicemails to my family, you know, 'I've had a great life, I'm sorry'." 

"I just felt guilty," she continued. "Everybody was going to be so bummed. And, oh, God, Pippi (Lawrence's dog) was on my lap, that was the worst part. Here's this little thing who didn't ask to be a part of any of this." 

Lawrence looked down and saw a runway below with ambulances and fire trucks waiting. 

"I started praying. Not to the specific God I grew up with, because he was terrifying and a very judgmental guy. But I thought, 'Oh, my God, maybe we'll survive this? I'll be a burn victim, this will be painful, but maybe we'll live'." 

The Oscar winner joked that she hoped she'd at least keep her hair. "'Please, Lord Jesus, let me keep my hair. Wrap me in your hair-loving arms. Please don't let me go bald'," she said. 

Valby explained that the plane "hit a Buffalo runway hard, bounced into the air, and then slammed into the ground again." 

Rescue crews came to the aid of the passengers and crew, who "emerged physically unscathed". 

Lawrence, however, then had to immediately board another plane, which she did "thanks to a very large pill and several mini bottles of rum", according to Valby. 

Lawrence remarked of the incident: "It made me a lot weaker. Flying is horrific and I have to do it all the time."