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.