Is it possible to be both a cranky old man and an action hero? Let’s ask Harrison Ford. He shot to fame as Han Solo, roguish pilot, and it appears he’s something of a rogue pilot in real life, as well. Ford’s love of flying is well documented, and it was his love of flying that’s proven to be more dangerous than all his movie stunts put together. He’s already been in a helicopter crash, and now he can add a plane crash to his resume. Harrison Ford crashed his WWII-era trainer airplane into a golf course in Venice, California, in an emergency landing.
“He had no other choice but to make an emergency landing, which he did safely,” said a statement from Ford’s publicist. “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.”
Ford is injured, but after a surgery or two, he’s expected to make a full recovery after crashing his plane into the grounds of the Penmar Golf Club in Venice. To their credit, bystanders rushed to his aid, including a doctor, ignoring the fact that the plane was leaking highly flammable aviation fuel. The plane was attempting to return to Santa Monica Airport after problems shortly after takeoff, but when it was clear the plane wouldn’t make it, Ford found a place to skillfully and carefully land, with no bystanders being injured.
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