Harrison Ford is currently hospitalized after crash-landing a small plane he was piloting, as first reported by TMZ and later confirmed by multiple outlets including NBC Southern California. His injuries are being described as serious, with NBC reporting Ford suffered cuts and “possible bone fractures.”
According to reports, Ford was piloting a vintage World War II training plane before it crashed on Penmar Golf Club in Venice shortly after takeoff. Ford was the only person on board the plane, and what went wrong is not yet clear. Reports say two doctors were able to quickly attend to Ford on the scene.
SPINOFF will have more on this story as it develops.
UPDATE 3/5/2015 4:30 PM PT: The Hollywood Reporter has word that the Los Angeles Fire Department disclosed that the patient — not specifically identity at the press conference as Harrison Ford — was “alert, conscious and breathing” at the scene, and described as in “fair to moderate” condition. A sourced said to be connected to Ford’s family is cited as saying Ford is expected to fully recover.
Additionally, THR names the plane as a Ryan PT-22 Recruit, a single-engine vehicle that took off from Santa Monica Airport.
Mashable has a photo of the plane following the crash:
UPDATE 3/5/2015 5:08 PM PT: Ben Ford, Harrison Ford’s son, has provided an update on his father’s condition via Twitter: “Battered, but ok.”
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
Additionally, TMZ has audio of Ford reporting engine failure to Santa Monica Airport.
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