Harrison was reliving a scene out of one of his action films when he had to make an emergency landing, Feb. 5, after his plane’s engine stalled after taking off. Luckily the actor survived but he reportedly has a broken pelvis, ankle and a head injury as a result!
Harrison Ford is lucky to be alive. The actor heroically landed his vintage Ryan PT-22 Recruit airplane on the Penmar Golf Course in Venice, Calif., after he realized that he wouldn’t be able to make it safely to the runway. When the actor plunged 3,000 feet, Dr. Sanjay Khurana happened to be golfing at the time and raced over. He said that Harrison was profusely bleeding from a major gash on his head and that the passenger in the back of the two-seater plane was “slumped over.”
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Dr. Khurana told ABC News: “[Harrison] was stunned a bit. He was moaning and in pain.”
Even though Harrison’s son, Ben Ford, took to Twitter and assured fans that his father was okay, a new report claims that he was pretty banged up.
“At the hospital. Dad is ok,” Ben tweeted. “Battered, but ok! He is every bit the man you would think he is. He is an incredibly strong man. Thank you all for your thoughts and good vibes for my dad.”
But it sounds like the actor is in quite a bit of pain, according to The Daily Mail, which claims he has a broken ankle and pelvis as a result of the crash.
He also had a head injury: “A swath of his skin was missing. There was blood dripping down his face,” an eyewitness told TMZ.
Harrison’s team released the following statement after the crash:
“Harrison was flying a WW2 vintage plane today which had engine trouble upon take off. He had no other choice but to make an emergency landing, which he did safely. He was banged up and is in the hospital receiving medical care. The injuries sustained are not life threatening, and he is expected to make a full recovery.”
HollywoodLifers, we are just glad that Harrison is going to be okay!
— Chloe Melas