Harrison Ford was involved in a plane crash and was injured after his vintage training plane lost engine power and crashed on a golf course in California, after taking off from Santa Monica Airport. According to reports, moments before the crash, Ford, who has been a licensed pilot for nearly twenty years, asked for an emergency landing. Being unable to land at Santa Monica Airport, the 72-year-old actor had no choice but to land at the Penmar Golf Course in the Venice section of Los Angeles. He plunged 3,000ft and hit tree branches on the way down. Ford was found conscious by paramedics but, according to witnesses, was bleeding heavily from a head wound and had also suffered a broken arm. The actor was then transported to hospital to receive medical care. The injuries sustained are serious but not life-threatening, doctors say.
This is not the first time Ford experiences a plane crash. In 1999, he was piloting a helicopter with an instructor, but then a mechanical failure caused both to make a hard landing in the Lake Piru riverbed. Fortunately, none of them were seriously hurt.
Watch this video by CNN to learn the inside scoop on Harrison’s heroic landing.