Morgan Freeman lands malfunctioning plane four times en route to Toronto Film Festival

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Morgan Freeman lands plane four times en route to Toronto Film Festival
Morgan Freeman lands plane four times en route to Toronto Film Festival




Could Morgan Freeman get any cooler? The actor has told how he had to land his malfunctioning plane four times before abandoning it for another one en route to the Toronoto Film Festival.

According to the Independent, the 77-year-old actor was flying himself to the event from his Mississippi home to attend the world premiere of his new film, Ruth & Alex, co-starring Diane Keaton.

But, after turning up 90 minutes late, he explained he'd had some plane trouble.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, he told The Hollywood Reporter: "The slats would not retract in the air.

"On the ground they were fine, but in the air they were a problem. We were about 10 minutes in the air trying to get them to retract but they didn't so we went back and landed."

The plane failed to take off four times.

"Once we got in the air, they still didn't work again, so we landed.

"We cycled them again, and took off, they still didn't work, so we landed. Cycled them again, and took off, they still didn't work so we went back. Had to put the plane away and take out the other plane.

"I just didn't know how late I was."

He added: "They still didn't work so we went back. Had to put the plane away and take out the other plane."

Freeman kept a cool head about the whole thing (of course) and said he was never "never in any danger".

The Shawshank Redemption and Million Dollar Baby star has had his pilot's licence for 12 years and owns to aircrafts.





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