Harrison Ford has been injured in a small plane crash in Los Angeles and was hospitalized after he ditched his World War II training plane on a Los Angeles golf course Thursday after losing engine power.
Actor known for roles in Indiana Jones, Blade Runner and Star Wars films, reported engine failure and crash-landed his vintage plane on a Venice golf course.
The 72-year-old star was breathing and alert when medics arrived and took him to hospital in a “fair to moderate” condition, a fire department spokesman said.
An eyewitness told NBC News on Friday that Harrison Ford “saved several lives” by avoiding crashing his vintage plane into a densely populated area”.
A rep for Ford says, “Harrison was flying a WW2 vintage plane today which stalled upon takeoff.”
They added, “He had no other choice but to make an emergency landing, which he did safely. The injuries sustained are not life-threatening, and he is expected to make a full recovery.”
The nature of Ford’s injuries have not been disclosed but website TMZ, which first reported the story, said he suffered “multiple gashes to his head”.
“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,” 47-year-old camera assistant Eddie Aguglia, who was playing a round of golf at the time, told NBC News.
“Another 25 to 30 yards and … I don’t want to think about it. He saved several lives.” Aguglia said the golf course was near a school and surrounded by densely populated residential streets.