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Harrison Ford Recovering, Though Wife Looks 'Drained'

That's according to Page Six
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 9, 2015 9:45 AM CDT
Updated Mar 9, 2015 10:59 AM CDT

(Newser) – You can all relax: Harrison Ford is in stable condition at an LA hospital after his crash landing last week, Page Six reported early today. Wife Calista Flockhart was, of course, among those visiting Ford in recent days, and Page Six notes that she "looked drained" the last time she left the hospital parking garage. But multiple sites, including ABC News, report that Ford's son Ben tweeted yesterday, "We want thank you all for your concern. Dad has the best care possible, on the mend and of strong mind body & spirit." The tweet has since been deleted, but another from yesterday remains: "Happy Sunday!!!!! Great day to love on the family. Join me by spreading a little extra love on those people most important to you."

And for those wondering whether it's time for Indiana Jones/Han Solo to give up flying, TMZ spoke to "experienced pilots and mechanics who have personal knowledge of the actor's aviation skills," and they told the gossip site the actor is more than qualified to keep taking to the skies. TMZ also notes that all pilots over age 40 are required to be evaluated by the FAA every two years, and that Ford has 4,000 hours of flying experience. Some experts TMZ spoke to expressed concern over the particular engine that failed on Ford, but others said the 70-year-old plane itself was in "solid," well-maintained condition. In fact, Ford's flying skills likely saved lives. (Click for photos of Ford after the crash.)

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