Man stunned as Tom Cruise lands in helicopter on his hike while filming MI: 7 in the Lake District
A MAN was left “totally flabbergasted” when Tom Cruise parachuted in the middle of his hike.
Andras Katica was enjoying a day in the Lake District last week when he heard a helicopter fly over.
As he landed, a group of men erupted – with the Hollywood superstar among them.
Cruise performed a parachute jump while filming his upcoming movie Mission Impossible 7.
And our remarkable video and images capture the star in action.
They also give Sun readers a taste of what the star might look like in an upcoming Top Gun remake – due to its hitting theaters in November.
Last night Andras, who was hiking with his friend Tutyi, said: “I certainly didn’t expect to run into Tom Cruise on my hike. When I realized who it was, I was obviously totally flabbergasted.
“But he was really nice and offered to have his picture taken. He looked like he was having a good time but was also clearly involved in some serious work for the shoot.
“By the time he parachuted there was a small crowd gathered but Tom showed no sign of nervousness. He obviously enjoys the thrill of being involved in his own stunts.
Cruise colleagues said they were in the area to test a new “prototype wing”.
Earlier this week, The Sun revealed how the actor’s production crew knocked out a whole field of cows after stepping up security while filming MI7.
The actor was performing more parachute jumps in the Lake District in the UK when jamming devices used to prevent drones from interfering caused the animals to collapse in confusion.
The cattle were zapped as Tom, who does his own movie stunts, jumped out of a helicopter four times on his final outing as action spy Ethan Hunt, right.
A source explained, “High frequency noise was used to prevent drones from flying near him during the parachute jumps, but the technology was very powerful and knocked down a whole field of cows nearby.
“Fortunately, they were OK after the jamming device was turned off.”
While cattle might not be his biggest fans, Tom continued the charm offensive he launched into while filming across the UK.
He thanked some residents “for allowing me to be in a county of such beauty”.
One person who spoke to him with friends said: “We talked about the movie and he said he loved the parachute jump and has hiked here a few times.
“He was in no rush to come down and treated us like friends.”