Harrison Ford Injured After Crash Landing Vintage Plane by Himself

Oh no! Harrison Ford was in a plane crash on Thursday, March 5, and is being treated in the hospital for his injuries. An LAPD spokeswoman confirmed that Ford was in stable condition, after crash-landing a small WWII vintage plane at Penmar Golf Course. The 72-year-old actor was the only one on board, and thankfully, is expected to make a full recovery.

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Ford's rep told the press, "Harrison was flying a WW2 vintage plane today which had engine trouble upon take off ... He had no other choice but to make an emergency landing, which he did safely. He was banged up and is in the hospital receiving medical care. The injuries sustained are not life threatening, and he is expected to make a full recovery."

Ben Ford, Harrison's son, was at his dad's bedside and able to tweet well wishes to his fans.

He's totally still Indiana Jones. Phil Brock, a Santa Monica City Commissioner, told PEOPLE magazine that "there were two doctors who had been at the golf course who first attended to Mr. Ford and the Santa Monica Fire Department was the first to arrive."

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Additionally, a self-described plane enthusiast was an eyewitness to the crash and said, "He had engine failure during takeoff from the Santa Monica Airport. He was on the west side of the golf course and tried to get back to the airport, so he started going east, but then he clipped a tree and fell on the east side of the golf course. During takeoff, the engine blew. You could hear it go silent, and then he banked to the left, clipped the tree and fell on the number 8 tee."

One of the employees at the golf course said that "there was blood all over" Ford's face, and that doctors were treating him at the scene. According to Assistant Chief Patrick Butler of the L.A. Fire Department, the actor was out of the plane by the time emergency services arrived.

Butler said he was in "moderate condition, alert and conscious and breathing and was transported to a local hospital." He also confirmed that the FAA and NTSB would be investigating the crash.

That must have been so terrifying, and we're glad that Harrison is OK! It's a good thing he knew what he was doing and was able to land the plane as well as he could. Hopefully, he'll be back on his feet soon!

Did you know that Harrison Ford was a pilot?

 

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