Actor Morgan Freeman unhurt after plane’s forced landing

7 Dec 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

BLOGS OF THE DAY: Morgan Freeman safe after private plane crash.

Mayor Bill Luckett of Clarksdale, a longtime friend of the actor, confirms the plane made a controlled forced landing before dark Saturday. Morgan Freeman has said that he had emerged “without a scratch” after the plane in which he was travelling blew a tyre on takeoff and made an emergency landing in which the landing gear collapsed.REUTERS – A small plane carrying Oscar-winning Morgan Freeman made an unexpected landing in Mississippi on Saturday after a tire blew on take-off but neither the actor nor the pilot were injured, according to media reports.A plane carrying actor Morgan Freeman experienced a problem on takeoff in Mississippi Saturday which ended in an unscheduled landing and damage to the aircraft, the star said in a statement.

I cannot say the same about my plane.” Kathleen Bergen, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration, identified the plane as an Emivest SJ30 aircraft and said it had reported a mechanical problem after taking off from Fletcher Field in Lyon, just outside Clarksdale. Both cities are near each other in northwestern Mississippi, with Tunica about 40 miles southwest of Memphis, Tennessee, and one sheriff’s official said the plane went off the runway after landing. He has been nominated for five Academy awards and won a best supporting actor Oscar for his role in Clint Eastwood’s 2004 film Million Dollar Baby. An FAA statement emailed by Bergen said the plane’s original destination was Sugar Land near Houston, but that the aircraft diverted to the Tunica Municipal Airport in Mississippi where it made the emergency landing at 6:15 p.m. local time Saturday. Randy Stewart, the chief deputy in the Tunica County Sheriff’s Office, confirmed there were no injuries, that Freeman was not piloting the craft and that an inspector would check the plane Sunday.

Hanx.” The actors both took part in Big’s iconic piano scene, where Hanks’ Josh and Loggia’s toy company owner Mr MacMillan play a giant keyboard with their feet. Airport spokesman Patrick Collins said in an email on Sunday that he could not give specifics because federal authorities are investigating the incident.

Loggia was a well-known character actor, with early roles in films such as The Greatest Story Ever Told, Revenge of the Pink Panther and Somebody Up There Likes Me. Brendon was arrested in October after an alleged domestic dispute at a hotel in New York, where he was accused of ‘grabbing his girlfriend by the throat.’ According to the Albany Times Union, Brendon was issued a conditional discharge by City Judge James Doern, meaning he will not serve jail time in the case, if he completes drug and alcohol counselling and stays out of trouble for one year.

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