Morgan Freeman Uninjured After Private Plane Makes Crash Landing

The 78-year-old actor's plane blew a tire while taking off from Clarksdale, Mississippi Saturday night. It later crash landed in Tunica.
Posted at 7:53 AM, Dec 06, 2015

Actor Morgan Freeman is OK after his private plane crash landed Saturday night

The plane took off from Clarksdale, Mississippi and reported mechanical problems before crash landing in Tunica — located about 40 miles southwest of Memphis, Tennessee. 

According to Freeman, a tire on the plane blew during takeoff, which caused other problems with the plane. It reportedly went off the runway while landing. (Video via NBC / 'The Tonight Show'

Morgan released a statement saying, "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."

The 78-year-old actor was traveling to Houston, Texas to shoot a segment for the National Geographic show "The Story of God." 

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