The 78-year-old's plane was forced into an emergency landing
Morgan Freeman was uninjured yesterday (December 5) after his plane had to make an emergency landing following a blown tyre at takeoff, reports ABC News.
The Academy Award-winning actor was en route to Texas to film a segment for a National Geographic TV show, but complications arose when they left the ground in Clarksdale, Mississippi which forced them to make an emergency landing at Tunica.
The local mayor, Bill Luckett, said there were only two people on board – Freeman and his pilot – and they had both escaped unscathed.
Freeman, 78, said, “Sometimes things don’t go as planned and a tire blew on take-off which caused other problems.”
“But thanks to my excellent pilot Jimmy Hobson we landed safely without a scratch. I cannot say the same about my plane. I appreciate the concern and prayers for our safety,” he added.
Freeman’s latest film, ‘Momentum’, has been making news recently for its abysmal performance at the box office. The thriller opened November 20 and took just £46 in its opening weekend. It was labelled “one of the worst films you won’t see in 2015” by Empire magazine.
The actor’s next big film, ‘London Has Fallen’, opens March 4 2016 and is a sequel to the box-office success ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ from 2013.