Tom Cruise Movie Plane Crash Leaves Two Dead
A plane crash on the set of Tom Cruise’s movie “Mena” in Medellin, Colombia killed two people on Friday night and seriously injured a third.
Cruise, a trained pilot, is said not to have been aboard the flight. The two people killed were identified as American film pilot Alan David Purwin and Colombian Carlos Berl. Another American pilot, Jimmy Lee Garind, has been severely injured and rushed to a hospital in Medellin.
The statement from Universal read:
“An aircraft carrying crew members crashed while returning to Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport in Medellin following production wrap on the film ‘Mena’ resulting in two fatalities. Further details are not available at this time. On behalf of the production, our hearts and prayers go out to the crew members and their families at this difficult time.”