Sunday 23 April 2017

Morgan Freeman crash lands his plane after tyre blows out

Actor Morgan Freeman poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. Freeman said he was aboard his plane when it had to make an unexpected landing in Tunica, Miss., Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, but nobody was injured. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
Actor Morgan Freeman poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. Freeman said he was aboard his plane when it had to make an unexpected landing in Tunica, Miss., Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, but nobody was injured. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Morgan Freeman's plane had to crash-land in Mississippi, the actor has said, but nobody was injured.

Clarksdale mayor Bill Luckett, a long-time friend of the star, said the plane made a controlled forced landing at Tunica airport before dark yesterday, local time.

Freeman later released a statement saying he was heading to Texas to shoot a segment for the National Geographic Channel series The Story Of God.

He said: "Sometimes things don't go as planned and a tyre blew on take-off, which caused other problems."

But he said they "landed safely without a scratch", but could not say the same about his plane.

Mr Luckett said Freeman and the pilot were aboard the flight that originated in Clarksdale, and another plane was on its way to Tunica airport, the landing site, to pick Freeman up.

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