Harrison Ford Injured In Plane Crash

Harrison Ford is doing "fine" after being involved in a plane crash on Thursday afternoon in Los Angeles.

According to Fire Department Assistant Chief Patrick Butler, who spoke to the media on Thursday afternoon, Ford, who was referred to as the "patient," was found in "moderate condition," and was "alert, conscious and breathing" following the incident.

(Harrison Ford plane crash site, courtesy of KNBC/Twitter - Inset: Getty)
(Harrison Ford plane crash site, courtesy of KNBC/Twitter - Inset: Getty)

He was transported to a local hospital following the crash. KNBC reported on Thursday afternoon that a family member told them that the actor is "fine." The relative added that Ford has a few gashes and his son, Ben, was headed to the hospital to visit his father.

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Ford's rep gave a statement to Access Hollywood regarding the actor's condition.

"Harrison was flying a WW2 vintage plane today which had engine trouble upon take off. He had no other choice but to make an emergency landing, which he did safely. He was banged up and is in the hospital receiving medical care," she statement reads. "The injuries sustained are not life threatening, and he is expected to make a full recovery."

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The actor was piloting a single-engine plane that crash landed on Penmar Golf Course in Venice, Calif., around 2:30 PM, according to KNBC. An eyewitness told the news station that Ford was believed to be the only person on board.

The golf course is located just west of Santa Monica Municipal Airport. Ian Gregor of the Federal Aviation Administration told KNBC that the crash occurred shortly after the aircraft had taken off.

According to KNBC, the plane Ford was in was a vintage model aircraft once used for training during World War II.

Unfortunately for the "Star Wars" star, it's not his first plane crash.

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According to The Guardian, the wing of a six-passenger plane he was piloting in June 2000 clipped the runway due to winds. He and his passenger were not injured. And, in October 1999, he reportedly had to crash land his helicopter while training 60 miles outside of Los Angeles.

On the big screen, Ford jumped out of a crashing plane in 1984's "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom." The character he was portraying in 1998's "Six Days, Seven Nights" also survived a plane crash and as the President, his character in 1997's "Air Force One" escaped out of a crashing plane.

Ford has also suffered recent bumps and bruises. In June, he suffered a severe ankle injury on the set of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

The 72-year-old actor recently presented the "Harrison Ford Aviation Legacy Award" to Mark Baker, president and CEO of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), at the 12th Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. on January 16.

-- Access Hollywood Staff

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