Only one person survives plane crash in foggy conditions in Colombian mountains
Pilot Alan Purwin was killed; he has flown many sweeping aerial shots in Hollywood movies
The crew had wrapped shooting for the Universal Pictures movie "Mena"
A small plane carrying crew members from a Tom Cruise movie crashed Friday in foggy and cloudy conditions in the Colombian mountains, killing two people aboard, including a prominent Hollywood stunt pilot.
The crew members had just wrapped up work on the new film “Mena,” Universal Pictures said in a statement.
“On behalf of the production, our hearts and prayers go out to the crew members and their families at this difficult time,” the statement said.
Killed were Hollywood stunt pilot Alan D. Purwin and Carlos Brel, according to Colombia’s Civil Aviation Authority.
Purwin wrote about working with Cruise two weeks ago, saying on his Instagram page that he was “pushing the envelope in every way. Working on a super interesting, true story film with Tom Cruise.”