The producers of Tom Cruise starrer American Made are being sued by the families of two men who died in a September 2015 plane crash during filming in Colombia.
There is uncertainty as to who was actually flying the aircraft.Families of Alan Purwin and Carlos Berl are suing Imagine Entertainment, Vendian Entertainment and Cross Creek Pictures for wrongful death and damages, according to court documents obtained by people.com. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEBIJRAkujM Three of the pilots hired for the movie were involved in a plane crash during filming when their twin-engine Piper Smith Aerostar 600 went down in the mountains. Purwin and Berl died at the scene, while Jimmy Lee Garland was left without feeling in the lower half of his body. They allege that the production companies ignored safety procedures before the flight in order to save time and money. The Berl family suit alleges that the flight was rushed in order to save money because the movie was behind schedule, reports people.com. The suit further alleges that the terrain over which the plane flew was unsuitably difficult for such an instructional flight. The lawyer representing Berl's family said they hope their lawsuit establishes stricter regulations on safety.