Harrison Ford’s characters have battled Darth Vader, Nazis and other evil-doers in movies, but in the real world, he’s a licensed pilot who has the freedom to take to the skies at will. But with adventure comes some risk, just as Han Solo, Indiana Jones and other daring movie characters brought to life by Ford realized. Yesterday, Ford’s plane crash-landed on a golf course near the airport where he houses the craft. Fortunately, there were no life-threatening injuries, as he was then taken by ambulance to a hospital in a condition described as fair-to-moderate. Continue reading for two more videos – including the air traffic control audio – and more information.
In a statement, Ford’s publicist, Ina Treciokas, said: “Harrison was flying a WW2 vintage plane today which stalled upon takeoff. 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. Harrison’s been a great pilot. You can see by the fact that he survived this forced landing that he is a skilled aviator.”