Harrison Ford In Hospital After Plane Crash


Thanks to the “Star Wars” franchise, we’ve seen how skilled Harrison Ford is at flying spaceships in the action-packed sequences which involved the all-time favorite Millenium Falcon. However, the actor doesn’t seem as good at flying airplanes, as he crashed one on Thursday near Los Angeles.

Fortunately, the 72-year-old Ford managed to avoid any serious injuries during the crash, but was still hospitalized due to face lacerations and possible fractures.

According to police reports, the “Blade Runner” star was piloting a two-seater plane from the WWII era above the Penmar golf course, which is close to Santa Monica’s municipal airport.

Eddie Aguglia, a bystander who was playing golf that morning told NBC News: “Looking at where he crashed and how the plane went down, I’m sure there was a moment where he said, ‘I’m not going to risk lives, whatever happens, happens. It’s going to be just me.’”

He risked life and limb by putting it down on the golf course instead of trying to go further to try to get back to the airport. Another 25 to 30 yards and … I don’t want to think about it. He saved several lives.

The cause of the crash, as The United Talent Agency disclosed, was due to Ford’s plane stalling shortly after takeoff, which left the actor with no other choice but to make an emergency landing.

A few hours after the incident, the actor’s son Ben Ford updated the media via Twitter: “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.

Despite the fact that Harrison Ford is a veteran pilot, accidents like this can happen even to the very best. Here’s hoping Indiana Jones comes out on the winning end once more!