Actor Morgan Freeman in craft scare

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Morgan Freeman: “We landed safely though a scratch… we can't contend a same about my plane”

A private craft carrying Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman was forced to make an puncture landing, though a star and his commander were unhurt.

The craft blew a tyre on take-off from Clarksdale, Mississippi, on Saturday.

The SJ30 jet done a forced alighting in Tunica, about 40 miles (65km) away, where it went off a runway.

In a statement, a Shawshank Redemption star said: “Sometimes things don’t go as designed and a tyre blew on take-off, that caused other problems.”

He continued: “But interjection to my glorious commander Jimmy Hobson we landed safely though a scratch.

“I can't contend a same about my plane. we conclude a regard and prayers for the safety.”

The 78-year-old has been nominated for 7 Oscars for films including Driving Miss Daisy, Street Smart and Invictus, and won in 2005 for his purpose in Million Dollar Baby.

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