No more Kessel Runs for you, Harrison.
Never fly without a Chewie, Han.
(via @AndrewSiciliano & Getty Images)
Harrison Ford managed a pretty impressive crash landing in this hunk of junk—a vintage World War II training plane—on the 8th green of the Penmar Golf Course in Venice, California at around 2:25 PM PST. The plane apparently suffered a mechanical failure shortly after takeoff—other pilots reported hearing Ford radio in an "engine failure" before going silent. Mr. Ford was flying solo with no co-pilot or passenger.
That is a definitely a plane in front of the 8th green at Penmar in Venice. Pilot allegedly walked away. Wow. pic.twitter.com/2OXYJOdBu1
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) March 5, 2015
The nice thing about crashing on a golf course is that you're almost guaranteed to land near some doctors, two of whom immediately rushed to the plane and treated Ford. A golf course employee told NBC, "There was blood all over his face....Two very fine doctors were treating him...I helped put a blanket under his hip."
Sources: Actor Harrison Ford suffered lacerations and possible bone fractures but sources describe them as serious.
— Andrew Blankstein (@anblanx) March 5, 2015
The firefighters who responded to the scene say Ford did indeed walk out of the craft himself, and paramedics described Ford as having been conscious, talking, and helpful. Hospital authorities described him as being in "fair" condition with some serious injuries.
Ford is in fair to moderate condition. Live press conference now @ABC7 pic.twitter.com/TSQqIHsHW1
— David Ono (@ABC7DavidOno) March 6, 2015
While we may not like Harrison Ford taking risks with the body that's supposed to play daredevil pilot Han Solo, flying is a passion for the 72-year-old, which he has maintained even after crashing a Bell helicopter in 1999.
TMZ, which broke the story, has footage of Ford flying the exact same plane from today's crash: