A plane piloted by Harrison Ford crash landed at a Los Angeles golf course Thursday.
Ford, who is an avid pilot, was bleeding and suffered gashes on his head after the plane crash landed at Penmar golf course in Venice, TMZ reports. The incident occurred at approximately 2:24 p.m.
During a press conference, Patrick Butler of the Los Angeles Fire Department said the patient was “alert, conscious and breathing.” He did not identify Ford as the pilot, but said the “patient was outside the plane when paramedics arrived on scene,” and that “it’s unclear if he was ejected.” Butler said the patient was in “fair to moderate” condition.
The plane may have experienced engine failure, with an eye witness telling Fox News the plane went silent. No one else appears to have been injured.
Two physicians, who were on the scene, treated the actor, and emergency personnel took Ford to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. A source connected to Ford’s family told ABC 7 that the actor suffered gashes but was expected to fully recover.
Ford was piloting a Ryan PT-22 Recruit. The World War II-era, single engine plane crashed west of the airport shortly after it took off from Santa Monica airport, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson told NBC4.
Ford’s rep did not immediately respond to a request for comment. A rep for Venice Police Department confirmed the crash occurred but could not immediately release who was involved.
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