UPDATE: Harrison Ford’s son took to Twitter to reassure fans that his father is okay:
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.
— Chef Ben Ford (@ChefBenFord) March 6, 2015
Thank you all for your thoughts and good vibes for my dad. — Chef Ben Ford (@ChefBenFord) March 6, 2015
Original story follows….
Outlets are reporting that a plane that had crash landed on Penmar Golf Course in Venice, CA was piloted by Harrison Ford who has been taken to Ronald Reagan ULCA Medical Hospital in fair condition.
Ford, 72, is an accomplished pilot and was alone in the World War II training plane which apparently experienced mechanical issues soon after taking off at a nearby airport. Although he was given clearance to turn around and return to the airport, apparently the plane would not have made the distance and Ford had to make an emergency landing.
In a press conference at the scene, LAFD spokesperson, Patrick Butler, stated that the pilot sustained injuries due to the medium to high impact of the crash. Injuries included several gashes to his head and bleeding. The pilot was initially helped by two bystanders who happened to be doctors and was alert by the time paramedics arrived. He was taken to a nearby hospital and is listed in stable condition.
While Butler could not identify the pilot in the press conference due to HIPAA laws, other sources off the record have confirmed it was Ford.
Initial reports had Ford in critical condition, but updates are now stating that he is in fair to moderate condition.
Everyone here at ScienceFiction.com is hoping for a speedy recovery for the actor.
We’ll be updating this story as more details emerge…Photo credit: KTLA Photo credit: NBC