Air ace MORGAN FREEMAN cheats death as he lands plane TWICE that was sputtering major malfunctions.
Freeman, 77, who turned up 90 minutes late to the preem of his movie Ruth & Alex at the Toronto film fest, said his plane hit more than a mere technical snag after takeoff.
Not once, but twice while high in the sky.
"The slats would not retract in air," Freeman told astonished media once he finally arrived at the pre-reception party at Michael's on Simcoe.
"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."
Freeman, who got his pilot's license at 65, said he "cycled the slats on the leading edge of the wing" several times on the ground, thinking they had fixed the problem.
"Once we got in the air, they still didn't work again, so we landed," he said, detailing multiple efforts to solve the high altitude flying fear.
"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,” Freeman divulged.
“Had to put the plane away and take out the other plane."