Following the accident, Freeman said in a statement to ET, "I appreciate the concern and prayers for our safety."
"I was on my plane on the way to Texas to shoot a segment for The Story of God," said Freeman. "Sometimes things don't go as planned and a tire blew on take-off which caused other problems. But thanks to my excellent pilot Jimmy Hobson we landed safely without a scratch. I cannot say the same about my plane."
It's a scary situation for the actor, who has been coping with with the tragic stabbing death of his step-granddaughter in New York City this past August.