Harrison Ford badly hurt in plane crash at Los Angeles

Los Angeles, PTI | Updated : 06 March 2015, 09:52 AM

"Indiana Jones" star HarrisonFord has been critically injured when his small planecrash-landed on a golf course outside Los Angeles, mediareports and officials said.

The 72-year-old suffered multiple gashes to his head andwas left bleeding after the crash of a vintage two-seaterplane, according to the TMZ celebrity website, publishing apicture of the downed plane, its nose cone ripped open. A Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman, who did notidentify Harrison, said the pilot of a single-engine plane wascritically injured in the crash yesterday.

"We cannot disclose any of our patients' names," spokesmanErik Scott told AFP, recounting the early afternoon crash atthe Penmar Golf Course in Venice, southwest of Los Angeles. "When we arrived on scene we had a small aircraft that wasdown on Penmar Golf Course, near the Santa Monica airport.

Wehad a solo occupant, an adult male, who was transported to alocal hospital in critical condition. "Fortunately no one (else) was injured and the NTSB willperform an investigation," he said, referring to the NationalTransportation Safety Board. The KTLA television station cited witnesses as saying Fordwas helped out of the plane, and that he could use his legs.  

It showed video footage of the plane, which gashed astretch of grass on the golf course before coming to a haltthe right way up. No more details were immediately available.

First Published: Friday, March 06, 2015 09:50 AM
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