Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman was involved in a scary incident over the weekend in which the plane he was in reportedly blew a tire on takeoff and had to make what’s described as a “controlled forced landing.”
WTEN-TV reports that the landing took place Saturday evening in Tunica, Miss., after the plane took off at a nearby airport in the Clarksdale, Miss., area. The plane’s landing gear reportedly collapsed during the landing, causing the plane to run off the side of a runway.
Nobody was injured in the incident, according to the report.
Freeman, 78, was on his way to Texas aboard his own twin-engine plane. He later sent out a statement through his publicist in which Morgan said: “Sometimes things don’t go as planned and a tire blew on takeoff, which caused other problems. But thanks to my excellent pilot Jimmy Hobson we landed safely without a scratch.”
Freeman added: “I cannot say the same about my plane.”
Freeman won an Oscar for “Million Dollar Baby” in 2005.