Harrison Ford's Son: Dad Is 'Battered, But OK' After Plane Crash
Fox affiliate KTTV confirms that Harrison Ford was injured when his small plane crash-landed on a California golf course.
Ford reported engine failure and told air traffic controllers that he was returning to Santa Monica Airport, according to reports.
Authorities would not reveal the identity of the victim during a news conference. They said the male victim, who is in his 70s, was alert and conscious when authorities arrived. He was transported to the hospital in “fair to moderate condition.”
Ford's son wrote on Twitter that his father is "battered, but OK."
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
Ford was also involved in a helicopter crash in 1999.
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TMZ reported that Ford had multiple gashes to the head and was bleeding when two nearby doctors at the golf course rushed over to treat the actor.
Ford, 72, is known for his roles as Han Solo in the "Star Wars" movie franchise, and his titular role in the "Indiana Jones" movie series.
An email to his representative sent by FoxNews.com was not immediately returned.
Jeff Kuprycz told The Associated Press he was golfing when he saw the plane taking off.
"Immediately you could see the engine started to sputter and just cut out, and he banked sharply to the left," he said. "He ended up crashing around the eighth hole."
Kuprycz said the plane was about 200 feet overhead when it plunged to the ground.
"There was no explosion or anything. It just sounded like a car hitting the ground or a tree or something. Like that one little bang, and that was it," Kuprycz said.