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Georgia pilot injured in crash on Tom Cruise movie set recovering in Atlanta

Jimmy Lee Garland, the Georgia pilot injured in a South American plane crash that killed two crew members working on the Tom Cruise movie "Mena" has been airlifted back to Atlanta for continued recovery.

The movie filmed in metro Atlanta and elsewhere in Georgia before moving to Colombia.


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This photo released by the San Pedro de los Milagros Fire Department shows the wreckage of a small plane assigned to the crew of a film starring Tom Cruise, that crashed, in a rural place of San Pedro de los Milagros, Colombia, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. The country's civilian aviation authority said the twin-engine Aerostar crashed Friday after taking off from a small colonial town near Medellin, killing two people, including a Los Angeles-based film pilot, and seriously injuring a third. (San Pedro de los Milagros Fire Department via AP)
The community is in prayer for Jimmy Lee Garland, injured in a weather-related accident on the Columbia set of "Mena." Photo: S&S Aviation

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