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

Tom Cruise’s bold portrayal of pilot Barry Seal in the 2017 film “American Made” took a tragic turn during filming. The production involved three pilots—Carlos Berl, Jimmy Lee Garland, and Andrew Purwin—flying a twin-engine Aerostar 600 in Colombia. Unfortunately, the September 2015 crash resulted in the loss of two lives and severe injuries to Garland. Subsequent lawsuits filed by the families alleged negligence and raised questions about safety measures in the filmmaking process.

Carlos Berl, although experienced, was unfamiliar with the Aerostar and had voiced safety concerns before the flight. Jimmy Lee Garland, a pilot-mechanic, also served as Tom Cruise’s double in the film. Andrew Purwin, known for his inclination towards risky stunts, had a controversial aviation record. The crash, ultimately attributed to bad weather, occurred under intense pressure to depart immediately.

The aftermath of the tragedy led to legal battles, with claims of pressured flying, compromised planes, and dishonest qualifications. The lawsuits, highlighting the film’s impact on safety, vetting, and regulatory processes in movie production, were concluded in 2019 with an undisclosed settlement.

It’s noteworthy that similar aerial risks were present during the filming of “Top Gun” in 1985. “American Made,” despite its continued popularity on streaming platforms, stands as a poignant reminder of the inherent hazards involved in cinematic feats and the critical importance of prioritizing safety measures in film production.

15 Pics That Prove Every Second With Your Loved Ones Is a Treasure to Keep

Reuniting with loved ones, helping those we care about, or a simple photoshoot with our kids and pets can make even a few minutes feel magical. All the better if we take photos of those moments. This way we can be reminded of them and ignite a warm spark inside of us, even if we feel down.

We at <strong>Bright Side have a soft spot for family and friends and we just can’t resist sharing our latest compilation of special moments that people shared on the internet.

1. “My son teaching his little sister how to walk from his wheelchair.”

2. “My husband rooting for our daughter is the energy I need this week.”

3. “Today we celebrated one year of beating a tumor. My wife made me a cake! Yea, my son is trying to steal it.”

4. “Surprised my friend by bringing him to a zoo where he got to pet his favorite animal, a sloth. His face says it all.”

5. “A ‘photoshoot’ my husband did while I was at work. If this doesn’t make you smile, I don’t know what will.”

6. “6 months meets 96 years — my Nana held her first great-granddaughter for the first time ever today!”

7. “Family moment 30 years ago with my mom and grandpa.”

8. “It took me nearly 26 years to find my father and his family. This is my newborn daughter and my uncle (my father’s brother).”

9. “I met my father for the first time in my (now) 29 years. We decided to have a ‘1st birthday’ on my 29th birthday.”

10. “I was a donor to my sister’s girlfriend and I’m now a proud uncle to my donor child.”

11. “My 96-year-old great-grandma with my kids and I. So thankful she’s in our lives!”

12. “Our flight got canceled for my birthday trip, and I missed the fancy pedicure we had booked. My husband surprised me the next day.”

13. “Met my internet best friend of 7 years for the first time!”

14. “My friend giving the neighborhood kids a huge box of chalk.”

15. “My daughter and I vs My granddaughter and I”

Which one touched your heart the most? Do you have a story with your loved one that you would like to share?

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