Did Harrison Ford deliberately crash-land vintage plane on golf course to avoid people on the ground?
Daily Mail – True to the heroes he plays on the big screen, a calm and collected Harrison Ford glided his airplane into a crash landing on a Venice, California golf course Thursday afternoon.
Moments before the crash, in audio of his conversation with air traffic control, an unemotional Ford can be heard asking for an emergency landing because his engine had failed.
The 72-year-old actor who has been a licensed pilot for nearly two decades, was not going to be able to make the runaway at Santa Monica Airport so he picked a long green at the nearby Penmar golf course to land out of the way of the congested neighborhood.
After plunging 3,000ft and hitting a tree on the way down, Ford was rushed from the scene bleeding heavily from a head wound.
His injuries – a broken arm and a nasty gash to his head – were described only as ‘moderate’ and he is expected to make a full recovery.
‘At the hospital. Dad is ok. Battered, but ok! He is every bit the man you would think he is. He is an incredibly strong man,’ his son Ben Ford tweeted just two hours after the crash. ‘Thank you all for your thoughts and good vibes for my dad.’
Ford’s publicist Ina Treciokas said the actor had no other choice but to make an emergency landing.
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