Morgan Freeman is safe after his plane makes emergency landing

The Shawshank Redemption actor is unscathed after a tyre on his private plane blew during take-off

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Morgan Freeman has said he’s safe and well after his private plane was forced to make an emergency landing.

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The actor was being flown over Mississippi on Saturday, on his way to film National Geographic series The Story of God. A tyre had blown during take-off, forcing the pilot to land the plane 40 miles from its destination.

Freeman said in a statement, “Sometimes things don’t go as planned and a tyre blew on take-off, which caused other problems. But thanks to my excellent pilot Jimmy Hobson we landed safely without a scratch.

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“I cannot say the same about my plane. I appreciate the concern and prayers for our safety.”