The Awful Accident That Happened While Filming Tom Cruise’s ‘American Made’

In the 2017 film American Made, Tom Cruise’s audacious portrayal of pilot Barry Seal took a fatal turn while in production. Three pilots, Andrew Purwin, Jimmy Lee Garland, and Carlos Berl, flew a twin-engine Aerostar 600 in Colombia for the production. Two people died and Garland suffered serious injuries in the September 2015 crash. The families’ lawsuits questioned safety precautions and claimed carelessness.

Experienced but unaccustomed to the Aerostar, Berl expressed concerns about safety. Garland was a pilot-mechanic who doubled for Tom Cruise. Purwin had a contentious aviation history and was well-known for his daring antics. There was strong pressure to leave right away, and that’s when the weather-related crash happened.


Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *