"If I was on that plane with my kids, it wouldn't have went down like it did. 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.'"
Not surprisingly, those who lost loved ones during the 9/11 terror attacks take issue with Mark Wahlberg's seemingly egotistic attitude.
One such person is Deena Burnett-Bailey, who became a widow when her husband was killed on Flight 93 -- the flight believed to be intended to crash into the White House that instead landed in a field thanks to passengers standing up to hijackers.
Calling Mark Wahlberg's 9/11 comments "grandstanding" Deena Burnett-Bailey told TMZ, "The plan for Flight 93 was foiled by heroes. For [Wahlberg] to speculate that his presence on board could have stopped everything is silly and disrespectful."
"Does Mark Wahlberg have a pilot's license?" she added. "Then I think hindsight is 20/20 and it's insignificant to say what you would have done if you weren't there."
Wednesday Mark Wahlberg apologized for his 9/11 comments. "To suggest I would have done anything differently than the passengers on that plane was irresponsible," the 40-year-old told People. "I deeply apologize to the families of the victims that my answer came off as insensitive. It was certainly not my intention."
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