Mak­ers of Cruise film sued

7 Days in Dubai - - GLOBAL NEWS -

The pro­duc­ers of Hol­ly­wood ac­tor Tom Cruise’s up­com­ing film Mena have been sued by the wife of one of the two crew mem­bers who were killed in a plane crash dur­ing shoot­ing of the film in Colom­bia last Septem­ber.

The pro­duc­ers and the latepi­lot’s es­tate have been sued for wrong­ful death.

The crash hap­pened dur­ing bad weather as crew mem­bers were be­ing trans­ported.

“De­fen­dants knew that the ac­ci­dent air­craft would be flown over rugged, moun­tain­ous ter­rain and in the Repub­lic of Colom­bia, and yet failed to en­sure that [pi­lot] Car­los Berl was com­pe­tent, qual­i­fied, rested and suf­fi­ciently in­formed for the flight,” states the com­plaint filed by wife and chil­dren of Alan Pur­win, one of the men who was killed.

The suit names Cross Creek Pic­tures, Imag­ine En­ter­tain­ment, Ven­dian En­ter­tain­ment and Quad­rant Pic­tures as de­fen­dants and claims Berl was not ac­tu­ally a mem­ber of the crew and pro­duc­ers vi­o­lated the closed set poli­cies by al­low­ing him on lo­ca­tion.

In ad­di­tion to the pro­duc­tion com­pa­nies, Pur­win’s fam­ily is su­ing the es­tate of Berl, who is Colom­bian and was also killed in the crash.

A third man, Jimmy Lee Gar­land, was also in­jured in the ac­ci­dent in Septem­ber.

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