British actor Cliff Parisi was caught up in a midair drama on Thursday (15May14) when the plane he was travelling in was forced to make an emergency landing.

The Call The Midwife star was flying from the U.K. to France when the light aircraft suffered technical problems, prompting the pilot to touch down at a small airfield in Kent, south England.

The drama came on Manston Airport's last day of operation following a decision to close down the facility, and Parisi tweeted his support for the site after landing safely.

He writes, "Just had an emergency landing at Manston air field thank God they are open today tomorrow they are closed for ever #savemanston."