Actor Morgan Freeman’s Plane Makes Forced Landing

Dec 7, 2015  •  Post A Comment

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.

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