A third person was injured in the small plane crash in Colombia, but the actor was not on the set at the time of the accident
A plane carrying crew members working on Tom Cruise‘s upcoming film “Mena” crashed in Colombia on Friday, killing two people aboard and injuring a third.
The actor was not on board the plane and had left the set prior to the accident since filming had wrapped for the day, an insider with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap.
A spokesperson for Colombia’s civilian aviation agency told the Associated Press that two American pilots and a Colombian were on the plane, but authorities were still trying to identify which of the two people died.
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.
The aircraft was “returning to Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport in Medellin following production wrap on the film,” According to a spokesperson for Universal Pictures, which is releasing “Mena.” “On behalf of the production, our hearts and prayers go out to the crew members and their families at this difficult time.”
Cruise, a trained pilot, arrived last month in Colombia to film the drama based on the true story of a former TWA pilot who worked for the late cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar and later became a DEA informant.
Representatives for Cruise, Liman, Cross Creek and Universal did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.