TUNICA, Miss. (AP) — A statement from the Tunica Airport says there was minimal damage to actor Morgan Freeman's plane in a forced landing.
Airport spokesman Patrick Collins said in an email Sunday that he cannot give specifics because federal authorities are investigating the Saturday incident.
Freeman said in a statement released by his publicist Saturday that neither he nor his pilot was hurt but "I cannot say the same about my plane."
Mayor Bill Luckett of Clarksdale is a friend of the 78-year-old Oscar-winning actor. He told The Associated Press on Saturday that the plane blew a tire on takeoff and made an emergency landing.
The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement emailed Saturday by spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen that the landing gear collapsed and the plane ran off the side of a runway.