Harrison Ford was reportedly seriously injured after crashing a small plane he was flying today, but his son confirmed a few hours later that the iconic actor is “battered but OK.”
Ford’s son, celebrated chef Ben Ford tweeted: “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.”
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.
— Chef Ben Ford (@ChefBenFord) March 6, 2015
Ford, 72, the actor known for blockbuster roles such as Han Solo from the “Star Wars” franchise as well as the starring roles in the “Indiana Jones” films, was piloting a single-engine plane and crashed onto Penmar golf course close to the Monica Airport, reports Deadline Hollywood. A Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson said that Ford “left the scene conscious and breathing.”
Deadline Hollywood reports,
LAFD officials said a witness on the ground told them the World War II-era PT-22 trainer plane had just taken off and had some kind of mechanical problem. Ford, who has been flying planes for nearly 50 years and is very familiar with Santa Monica Airport, was the only person aboard and was outside the plane when first responders arrived.
Ford, who is married to Calista Flockhart, also was involved in a helicopter crash in 1999.
May the force be with him in his recovery!
SOURCE: Deadline Hollywood