A plane carrying Morgan Freeman to Houston made an emergency landing after the tire blew out.
Actor Morgan Freeman was aboard a plane and heading to Houston when tires of his plane blew out and the pilot had to make an emergency landing. Fortunately, nobody was hurt in the incident.
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The 78-year old actor was reportedly was on his way to Houston, where he was scheduled to shoot the segment of his series ‘The Story of God.’
The plane took off from Clarksdale, Mississippi, on Saturday evening. But tires blew out after the takeoff, forcing the plane to land at Tunica Airport, 37 miles southwest of Memphis.
The plane skid off the side of a runway and collapsed further in the process but the actor was unhurt, Bill Luckett, Freeman’s attorney confirms.
“Sometimes things don’t go as planned and a tire blew on takeoff, which caused other problems,” said Freeman. “But thanks to my excellent pilot Jimmy Hobson we landed safely without a scratch.”
“I cannot say the same about my plane. I appreciate the concern and prayers for our safety.”
Reportedly, another plane picked up Morgan Freeman and took him to the Houston. According to sources, the plane which was identified as SJ30 faced a mechanical problem after the takeoff and forced it to land abruptly.
Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman is the executive producer and host of the series ‘The Story of God’ which is a quest to understand rituals across the globe.
“The Story of God is one of the greatest mysteries and most important ideas in the world. For me, this is a personal and enduring quest to understand the divine, and I am humbled by the opportunity to take viewers along on this incredible journey.” Freeman said in a statement earlier this year.
The series will air on National Geographic next year and will be shown across 171 countries and in 45 languages.
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