Plane carrying Morgan Freeman crash lands in Mississippi

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Morgan Freeman Uninjured After Private Plane Makes Crash Landing

A plane carrying actor Morgan Freeman crash landed in Mississippi on Saturday after a tire blew out. The actor was not injured, but the plane was badly damaged.

"I was on my plane on the way to Texas to shoot a segment for The Story of God," Freeman said in a statement to TheWrap.

No injuries were reported to either Freeman or his pilot.

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The plane, apparently owned by the Academy Award-winning actor, was heading to Houston, Texas, from Clarksdale, Mississippi. The crash landing was at the Tunica Airport.

Morgan Freeman, 78, is one of Hollywood's most beloved actors. He won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for "Million Dollar Baby" in 2005. He has also been nominated for the Oscar for his performances in "Street Smart" (1987), "Driving Miss Daisy,"(1989), "The Shawshank Redemption" (1994) and "Invictus" (2009).

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