Actor Morgan Freeman in plane scare: reports

Actor Morgan Freeman in plane scare: reports

Morgan Freeman was in for a scare Saturday when his plane experienced problems & had to make an unexpected landing that damaged the aircraft yet left the Oscar winner unscathed, reports said.

The plane landed in Tunica, Mississippi, with a blown out tire, according to local NBC affiliate WMC.

"Sometimes things don't go as planned & a tire blew on take-off which caused other problems. But thanks to my superior pilot Jimmy Hobson we landed safely without a scratch," Freeman said in a statement quoted by NBC News.

"I cannot say the same approximately my plane," Freeman said. "I appreciate the concern & prayers for our safety."

Freeman has starred in many box-office hits & television shows & won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2005 for his role in "Million Dollar Baby."

WMC reported that Freeman was headed to Houston, Texas, from Clarksdale, Mississippi.

Source: “AFP”