Harrison Ford hospitalised after plane crash onto a golf course

The small plane crashed on a golf course in California

by Laurence Mozafari |
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Harrison Ford has been hospitalised with possible face lacerations and fractures, after the actor crashed a small aircraft onto a golf course in California.

The 72-year-old Star Wars and Indiana Jones actor was piloting the two seater plane on his own, which crashed on Thursday afternoon near Santa Monica's municipal airport on Thursday afternoon (5th March).

When Harrison was found by paramedics he was both “alert and conscious” and suffering “moderate trauma”.

Harrison Ford and his wife Calista Flockhart at the Golden Globes 2015
Harrison Ford and his wife Calista Flockhart at the Golden Globes 2015

Speaking at the scene of the crash, Patrick Butler, Los Angeles assistant fire chief explained that paramedics “initiated spinal immobilisation, started an IV and began all the necessary medical protocols that we do.

“We are very thankful that the passenger had [only] very moderate injuries," he added.

The United Talent Agency, which represents Ford explained that the actor was forced to make the crash-landing, after he reported engine failure to Santa Monica airport and requested to make an immediate landing. They added that he's expected to make a full recovery.

Their statement read: “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.”

Harrison Ford's son tweeted about the actor's condition, saying: "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."

Well, we're sure glad you're okay, Harrison!

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