Actor Harrison Ford injured in light aircraft crash

California, 06 March 2015 - Film star Harrison Ford has survived a plane crash. The American actor is still in a California hospital, but is expected to make a full recovery. Video: eNCA
An airplane sits on the ground after crash landing at Penmar Golf Course in Venice, Los Angeles California March 5, 2015. Photo: REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

LOS ANGELES - Actor Harrison Ford was hospitalised with "serious" head injuries after he crashed a vintage World War II plane on a golf course in Santa Monica, California Thursday, local media reported.

Gossip site TMZ.com reported Ford, 72, was transported to a nearby hospital. Quoting unidentified sources, NBC News reported Ford had "serious" cuts to the head and possible fractures.

The plane crashed at about 2:30 pm (2230 GMT) on the Penmar Golf Course a short distance away from Santa Monica's general aviation airport, witness Howard Teba told NBC.

Teba said two doctors who were golfing treated Ford at the scene.

Ford was alone in the plane, according to reports.

The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Ford's son tweeted that his father was recovering in hospital and thanked fans for their well wishes. 

 

 

Ford, a longtime pilot, is best known for his starring film roles as Star Wars' Han Solo and the swashbuckling archeologist Indiana Jones.

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