Georgia pilot lone survivor of Tom Cruise movie plane crash

BOGOTA, Colombia -- A Georgia pilot is the lone survivor after a plane crash that occurred on Saturday in Colombia and killed two.

NBC News reports that the aircraft was assigned to the crew of a movie starring Tom Cruise currently named "Mena".

Tom Cruise was not on the aircraft according to an official with the aviation agency who spoke on conditions of anonymity to NBC News.

However, Georgia pilot Jimmy Lee Garland, American Alan Purwin and Colombian Carlos Berl were on the flight, the official said.

Garland was the only one to survive the crash but was rushed to a nearby hospital and was said to be in intensive care.

Garland's son, Evan, told NBC that his father is in critical condition. He plans to travel to Colombia with his mother to visit him.

NBC reports that Garland is a flight instructor and manager of a regional airport in Cherokee County.

As previously reported on 11Alive, "Mena" has filmed in metro Atlanta in recent months. The film itself is about American pilot Barry Seal - a drug runner recruited by the CIA.

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