Plane crash: Close shave for Harrison Ford


    By AP

    Harrison Ford crash-landed his Second World War-era aircraft on Thursday after losing engine power, suffering serious but not life-threatening injuries as he used his years of piloting prowess to bring down the aircraft on a golf course and avoid nearby homes in what one expert called a beautifully executed manoeuvre.

    It was the latest and most serious in a series of crashes and close calls for the 72-year-old action-adventure A-lister, who like his Star Wars alter-ego Han Solo has a taste for aerial thrills. He was pulled from the aircraft by golfers and course workers who saw it come down short of the runway at Santa Monica Municipal Airport and taken by ambulance to a hospital conscious and breathing.

    He was pulled from the aircraft and given initial help by doctors who happened to be playing golf on the course that is right next to Santa Monica Municipal Airport, Los Angeles fire officials said. He was then taken by ambulance to a hospital in a condition described as fair-to-moderate.

    Ford’s publicist Ina Treciokas said Ford had no other choice but to make an emergency landing. She said his injuries “are not life threatening, and he is expected to make a full recovery”. More info