Harrison Ford Injured in Plane Crash

'Dad is OK,' tweets son after crash-landing on golf course
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 5, 2015 5:51 PM CST
Updated Mar 5, 2015 7:15 PM CST
Harrison Ford Injured in Plane Crash
Officials work on the scene of a vintage airplane that Harrison Ford crash-landed on the Penmar Golf Course in the Venice area of Los Angeles yesterday.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Harrison Ford had to crash-land his small plane on a golf course near Los Angeles today, but he appears to have escaped serious harm. "Dad is ok," tweeted son Ben Ford from the hospital. "Battered but ok!" The AP reports that the 72-year-old veteran pilot suffered "moderate injuries," and NBC Los Angeles says that includes cuts to the head. Ford reported engine trouble and requested permission to make an emergency return to the Santa Monica Airport soon after taking off, reports TMZ. He landed on the course in Venice instead, and two doctors who happened to be there treated him until he was taken to the hospital.

NBC reports that he appeared to be flying solo in a WWII-era training plane, and CNN reports that he appeared to hit some trees on the way down. "There was blood all over his face," says an employee at Penmar Golf Course. "Two very fine doctors were treating him, taking good care of him. I helped put a blanket under his hip." (Read more Harrison Ford stories.)

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