Harrison Ford, seventy two, was flying a World War II era plane when it lost engine power shortly after taking off from Santa Monica Municipal Airport near Los Angeles. He crash landed on a nearby California golf course.
Bystanders who feared the aircraft might explode or catch fire pulled the actor from the wreckage, and doctors who happened to be playing golf gave him aid.
Spine surgeon Sanjay Khurana who was there playing golf when the vintage plane crashed attended to the actor and stated that he was very lucky to be alive.
An ambulance then took him to a hospital. He has a broken arm and a gash on his head, but he has no life-threatening injuries.
Harrison Ford’s son Ben Ford is right by his father’s side at the hospital and took to Twitter to give supporters and well-wishers an update on his father’s health.
“At the hospital. Dad is ok. Battered, but ok! He is every bit the man you would think he is. He is an incredibly strong man.” twitted Ben Ford.
Harrison Ford took off at about 02:20 pm, and a short time later he radioed he had engine failure and was making an immediate return.
The plane was flying at about three thousand feet and hit a tree on the way down, according to witnesses and officials. The plane, a yellow 1942 Ryan Aeronautical ST3KR, has been damaged mostly to the front.
Luckily no one one on the ground was hurt.
Way back in 2000, while piloting a Beechcraft Bonanza, Harrison Ford was forced to make an emergency landing at Lincoln Municipal Airport in Nebraska.
He and his passenger weren’t hurt, but the plane clipped the runway, which damaged its wing tips.
Here’s wishing him a speedy recovery.
Harrison Ford suffered an engine failure while flying solo in an old vintage aircraft and had a crash landing. He was rushed to the to a nearby hospit...3.0