Morgan Freeman’s plane forced to make emergency landing

  • AFP, Washington
  • Updated: Dec 06, 2015 14:48 IST
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. (AP)

Morgan Freeman’s flight was forced to make an emergency landing after it experienced problems that damaged the aircraft but left the actor unscathed.

The plane landed in Tunica, Mississippi, with a blown out tire, according to local NBC affiliate WMC. They reported that Freeman was headed to Houston, Texas, from Clarksdale, Mississippi.

Morgan Freeman in a still from Bruce Almighty.

“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,” Freeman said in a statement quoted by NBC News.“I cannot say the same about my plane,” Freeman said. “I appreciate the concern and prayers for our safety.”

Freeman has starred in many box-office hits and television shows and won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2005 for his role in Million Dollar Baby.

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