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.
“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.