A production plane used on Tom Cruise‘s upcoming film, “Mena,” crashed in Colombia on Friday, killing two people aboard and injuring a third.
An official with the civilian aviation agency in the South American country said the actor was not on the aircraft, according to the Associated Press. Filming had wrapped for the day and the “Top Gun” star had left the set prior to the accident, an insider with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap.
The aviation spokesperson said two American pilots and a Colombian were on the plane, but authorities were still trying to identify which of the two people died, the AP reported.
The twin-engine Aerostar ran into bad weather late Friday afternoon after taking off from a small colonial town near Medellin, according to the official.
Cruise, a trained pilot, arrived last month in Colombia to film the drama about a pilot who worked for the late cocaine kingpin, Pablo Escobar, who is currently the subject of Netflix hit, “Narcos.”
Representatives for Cruise, Liman, Cross Creek and Universal did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.
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