Tom Cruise Lands Helicopter in Family’s Yard; Takes Them For a Ride

A family in the U.K. got a big surprise when Tom Cruise landed in a helicopter in their field.

Cruise was supposed to be filming nearby in Birmingham but the closest airport was closed. Alison Webb was asked if her field in nearby Warwickshire could be used to land a helicopter for an unnamed “VIP who was running late,” she told BBC News.

Webb said after the helicopter landed Cruise immediately walked over to her children and “elbow bumped” them to say hello. She added, “Then he said if the kids would like they could go up in the helicopter.”

The children were taken on a ride by the pilot, while Cruise attended a meeting. “It turned out to be an incredible day,” Webb said. “It was surreal, I still now can’t believe it happened.”

The next Mission: Impossible movie hits theaters May 27th, 2022.

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