Harrison Ford injured after light plane crash
Harrison Ford suffers multiple injuries following a vintage plane crashing on a golf course.
Actor Harrison Ford has been hospitalised after a vintage plane crashed on a golf course in California.
LA Times reports the aircraft crashed into Penmar Golf Course about two blocks from Santa Monica Municipal Airport. He was treated on the scene by two doctors who happened to be at golf course.
According to the FAA, the plane crashed shortly after takeoff, around 2:20 p.m local time, after suffering some kind of “mechanical failure.” Ford can be heard in audio from the plane saying that he needed to make an emergency landing.
Ford, 72, is an avid aviator who is often seen flying vintage planes.
Emergency officials would not identify the victim of the crash but said he was conscious, breathing and alert when paramedics arrived.
TV chopper footage showed him on a stretcher being taken into an ambulance on the golf course.
There are varying reports to the extent of Ford’s injuries.
While the Los Angeles Fire Department initially indicated the pilot was taken to the hospital in “critical condition,” the Santa Monica Fire Department later said he was “conscious and breathing” and in “fair to moderate” condition.
Ford, best known for his Indiana Jones and Star Wars screen roles, has also appeared in TV projects including The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, The Possessed, Dynasty, Petrocelli, Kung Fu, Gunsmoke, Love American Style, The FBI, Mod Squad, Ironside and The Virginian.
Additional source: Yahoo