‘The View’: Whoopi Goldberg Revealed the Tragedy That Triggered Her Fear of Flying

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Whoopi Goldberg of The View is known for telling it like it is. Often exuding confidence and strength, Goldberg is not someone who would be considered as having a fearful personality.

Though the daytime talk show host may be courageous in some areas of her life, the EGOT winner has previously revealed she is afraid of flying. After witnessing a tragic event, Goldberg opted for ground travel only.

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Whoopi Goldberg saw two planes collide

In a 2011 interview with Piers Morgan, Goldberg shared some details on what caused her fear of flying.

“I don’t like it … I feel like I shouldn’t be flying,” she told Morgan. “There was a mid-air collision 30 years ago when I was living in San Diego. If you’ve ever been in San Diego, if you stand on a balcony anywhere in the city, you can see everything. And we happened to be… on the balcony.”

The EGOT winner actually got choked up describing the tragic, even though several decades have past.

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