Two crew members have died and one has been left injured on the set of Mena after a small plane meant to carry crew members had a horrendous crash. American Alan Purwin and Colombian Carlos Berl were killed on board the plane, and American pilot Jimmy Lee Garland was rushed to the hospital. Tom Cruise was on board the plane. Although not many details have been revealed about the reasons behind the crash, it is said the plane ran into bad weather.
Mena is an action biopic about a drug smuggler who becomes a CIA operative. The film is set to be released January 6th, 2017. There is no comment on whether or not this incident will cause a delay in filming or push back the release date, though the crew will likely take some time off to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in this incredibly tragic event. Deadline initially reported this incident, and it was confirmed by ABC.