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Morgan Freeman Unhurt When His Plane Makes Forced Landing. Just Guess What He Was on His Way to Film.

"I appreciate the concern and prayers for our safety."

Morgan Freeman speaks on stage during the "Madam Secretary" panel at the CBS 2014 Summer TCA held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday, July 17, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

TUNICA, Miss. (TheBlaze/AP) — Morgan Freeman says he was aboard his plane when it had to make an unexpected landing in Mississippi, but nobody was injured.

Morgan Freeman speaks on stage at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday, July 17, 2014. (Image source: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Mayor Bill Luckett of Clarksdale, a longtime friend of the actor, confirms the plane made a controlled forced landing before dark Saturday. Freeman released a statement saying he was headed to Texas to shoot a segment for the series "The Story of God."

He says, "Sometimes things don't go as planned and a tire blew on takeoff, which caused other problems." But he said they "landed safely without a scratch." He says he can't say the same about his plane.

"I appreciate the concern and prayers for our safety," Freeman added.

Luckett says Freeman and the pilot were aboard the flight that originated in Clarksdale, and another plane was en route to Tunica, the landing site, to pick Freeman up.

FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13

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