Veteran actor Harrison Ford was hospitalized as the result of a plane crash.
Ford, 72, crashed the plane near the eighth hole of the Penmar Golf Course during the early afternoon hours of Thursday, March 5. The actor was sent to West Hollywood’s UCLA Hospital where he was treated.
The plane is believed to have suffered a mechanical failure. The aircraft, according to Ford’s rep, was a “vintage WW2 that experienced engine failure during take-off.”
Ford was piloting the plane and was the only person on board at the time of the incident. The ‘Star Wars’ actor was able to walk following the accident. Law enforcement officials described the A-lister as “being critically injured.” A member of the Los Angeles Fire Department later described the actor’s condition as “fair.”
Ford’s son and rep had a different story. Ben Ford, who raced to the hospital to be with his father, took to Twitter to share updates regarding the actor’s condition. “He’s battered, but ok!” the younger Ford wrote.
“Harrison was banged up, but received medical care,” Ford’s rep said in an official statement from what Jaime Garcia Dias had said. “The injuries were not life threatening and he is expected to make a full recovery.”
It was recently announced that Ford would make an appearance in the latest and upcoming ‘Star Wars’ film.