Harrison Ford was soloing his vintage yellow and silver World War II 2-seater trainer today when it crashed onto a Mar Vista, California, golf course. The 72-year-old Ford was stabilized at the scene and taken to a local hospital. His injuries include cuts to the head and possible fractures. While the injuries were originally listed as critical, sources are now saying those injuries are better described as serious. TMZ tweeted out a picture of the crashed aircraft.
— TMZ (@TMZ) March 5, 2015
An employee of the Penmar Golf Course, Howard Tabe was one of the first on the scene saying:
There was blood all over his face … Two very fine doctors were treating him, taking good care of him. I helped put a blanket under his hip.
The doctors must have been playing golf when the plane crashed. Ford owns a number of planes and helicopters and has been flying since the 1960’s. This isn’t the first time Ford has crashed, back in 1999 his Bell 206L4 Long-Ranger helicopter crashed while Ford was piloting over the Lake Piru riverbed near Santa Clarita, California, on a routine training flight.
Here are some previous pictures of the plane that crashed today.
As the story develops, we’ll bring you updates here.