American Made is the movie with Tom Cruise who is working on the set in Colombia now. On Friday, the local media reported on the tragedy linked to the Hollywood star – two renowned pilots die in fatal Colombian plane crash while filming.
Two professional pilots – Alan Purwin and Carlos Berl – worked on the set of American made alongside with Tom Cruise who is also a licensed pilot. The tragic accident in the air took the lives of Alan Purwin and Carlos Berl who died while on set in Colombia.
Now, the experts are asking, whether that tragedy was preventable? Conflicting accounts and a pilot in a ‘death pool’ raise questions about safety and the filmmakers’ role in it all: ‘Hollywood cut corners,’ said The Hollywood Reporter in the piece.
Tom Cruise’s movie American made tells the story about Colombian cartel, drugs, love and revenge. Tom Cruise plays a TWA pilot who is recruited by the CIA to provide intelligence on the cartel.
It is hard to fly in Colombia, says the local pilot
So far, The Federal Aviation Administration (FFA) conduct “surveillance” of movie sets and pilots. The principal moment of the pre-flight preparation is the diligent pilot checks, sometimes pilots neglect these routine operations, equipment installations and protocol issues.
The local pilot insists that the weather conditions had not been suitable for flying which suggest that the pilots weren’t trained in how to fly in Colombia with its mountains and a very complex and all the time changeable weather conditions.
The tragedy on the set of American Made will be investigated further, the families of the pilots soon will receive official explanations of the fatality in Colombia.