Morgan Freeman unhurt after plane’s forced landing

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Actor Morgan Freeman was uninjured Saturday after the private plane he was flying in blew a tire after takeoff from a Mississippi airport and had to make an emergency landing, authorities said.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. Clarksdale Mayor Bill Luckett, a longtime friend of Freeman, told the Associated Press the aircraft made what he described as a controlled forced landing just before dark on Saturday at an airport in Tunica after it had taken off from Clarksdale. Freeman, 78, was traveling from Mississippi to Texas for a television shoot, but was forced to land at Tunica Airport, in northwestern Mississippi, as the blown tire caused other problems, the actor said in a statement issued by his publicist. “Sometimes things don’t go as planned,” Freeman said in the statement. “But thanks to my excellent pilot Jimmy Hobson we landed safely without a scratch.

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. 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. 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.

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. Airport spokesman Patrick Collins said in an email on Sunday that he could not give specifics because federal authorities are investigating the incident. 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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