Home Videos Photos Shop
PerezHilton CocoPerez Brangelina Jennifer Aniston T.Swift Kim K. PerezTV

All tag results for mena

Widow Of Dead Crew Member From Tom Cruise's Mena Movie Sues Over Fatal Plane Crash

Filed under: Film FlickersTom CruiseLegal MattersR.I.P.Sad Sad

Kathryn Purwin says the pilot shouldn't have been flying the plane.

Kathryn Purwin wants justice for her late husband.

Last year, Alan Purwin was killed in a small plane crash during the last day of filming for Tom Cruise's upcoming movie, Mena.

The seasoned Hollywood stunt pilot had been working on the Pablo Escobar flick, and was a passenger on on the aircraft when it went down.

Related: Caitlyn Jenner Settles Lawsuit In Fatal Car Crash

Now, his widow is suing the production company for damages.

Kathryn's complaint against Cross Creek Pictures says Carlos Berl — who had been flying the plane at the time and also died in the accident — did not have the "necessary skills" to be piloting during the severe weather.

In addition to damages, she is also seeking funeral expenses from Cross Creek.

[Image via Alan Purwin/Instagram.]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Permalink / Comment Here

Two Dead After Plane Carrying Crew Members From Tom Cruise's New Movie Mena Crashes Into The Andes Mountains

Filed under: Film FlickersTom CruiseR.I.P.Sad Sad

no title

What truly awful news.

Three men were flying back to Colombia after production had wrapped on Tom Cruise's new film Mena when severe weather caused their plane to crash into the Andes Mountains.

Unfortunately, Venezuelan pilot Carlos Berl and American pilot Alan D. Purwin died in the accident on Friday.

Alan was a rather experienced pilot, having worked with Tom on Tropic Thunder as well as a number of other Hollywood films like Pearl Harbor, Armageddon, and Transformers.

There is some silver lining to the tragedy, however, because the third man on board, pilot Jimmy Lee Garland, luckily survived the crash and is currently at a local hospital in Medellin recovering from his injuries.

It's also being reported that Tom himself narrowly avoided the weather issues having flown the identical path a mere 10 minutes before the downed plane.

Our thoughts are with the friends and families of all those involved.

Rest in peace, Alan and Carlos.

[Image via Terry Young/Future Image/WENN.]

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Permalink / Comments Off