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Sole survivor of Tom Cruise movie plane crash in Colombia is recovering slowly

This photo released by the San Predro 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)

This photo released by the San Predro 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 sole survivor of a Colombian plane crash involving crew members of the upcoming Tom Cruise movie is recovering slowly but remains in critical condition.

Jimmy Lee Garland was pulled from the wreckage of a twin-engine plane that crashed into a mountain near Medellin Friday after the filming of scenes from the upcoming movie "Mena." It's about an American pilot who worked for the late drug lord Pablo Escobar.

The head of the hospital where the pilot from Georgia is being treated said he underwent surgery Monday to treat bone fractures.

Garland's wife and son flew to Medellin to assist in his recovery but are unable to communicate with him because he remains heavily sedated.

Neither Cruise nor director Doug Limon has yet to comment publicly on the accident.

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