Harrison Ford Crashes Plane Onto Golf Course
UPDATE: 6:45 pm PT
Harrison Ford is undergoing surgery for broken bones in his pelvis and ankle, according to KTLA, citing sources close to his family.
Ford’s son Ben tweeted that his father was “battered, but okay.”
ORIGINAL ARTICLE / Published 3:40 pm PT
Actor Harrison Ford was injured when his small plane crashed onto Penmar Golf Course in Venice, CA. Officials on the scene say that “the patient” was in “moderate condition.”
The first indication that Harrison Ford was the plane’s pilot came in this tweet from Alex Miller, who says his mother helped Ford out of the plane and thought he looked okay. Miller has since protected his tweets from the public.
Ford was piloting a vintage World War II training plane. NBC News says the actor’s condition is “serious,” not “critical,” as reported by some outlets.
From NBC News:
His injuries were originally described as “critical,” but sources emphasized they are better characterized as serious, including lacerations to the head and possible fractures.
Howard Tabe, an employee at the Penmar Golf Course, said ‘There was blood all over his face … Two very fine doctors were treating him, taking good care of him. I helped put a blanket under his hip.”
We’re told Ford suffered multiple gashes to his head and was bleeding. Two doctors who happened to be at the golf course rushed over to treat the actor.
Emergency personnel arrived to the scene a short time later. Ford was transported to a nearby hospital.
The Indiana Jones and Star Wars actor is 72 years old and has apparently crashed small planes before with minimal injuries.