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Hollywood pilot among two killed in plane crash on Tom Cruise movie set

Published 12/09/2015 | 09:18

Tom Cruise attending the Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation premiere at the BFI Imax in London.
Tom Cruise attending the Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation premiere at the BFI Imax in London.
Tom Cruise
Actor Domhnall Gleeson
Tom Cruise

A small plane on the set of Tom Cruise's latest film has crashed, leaving two dead and injuring another.

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The 53-year-old actor is currently filming Mena, alongside Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson, and the Associated Press has confirmed that a plane used during filming crashed in the Colombian Andes yesterday.

Hollywood pilot Alan David Purwin and Colombia Carlos Berl lost their lives in the crash, while another pilot and flight instructor Jimmy Lee Garind has been seriously injured and is in hospital.

It's reported that the aircraft encountered bad weather last night after taking off from Santa Fe de Antioquia.

Actor Domhnall Gleeson
Actor Domhnall Gleeson

Cruise, who is a trained a pilot, was not on board, and his agent did comment on the tragedy.

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