Harrison Ford has been taken to hospital with head injuries after crash-landing a small plane he was piloting.
The 72-year-old star is an experienced pilot, and although initial reports said he had suffered “serious” and “critical” injuries, his son Ben tweeted an update saying “Dad is OK. Battered but OK!”
The Star Wars actor had taken off from Santa Monica airport and soon reported he was turning back due to engine failure. Unable to reach the airport, Ford crash-landed the 1942 Ryan Aeronautical ST3KR he was flying onto Venice Golf Course. He was then assisted by two doctors who happened to be on the course before emergency services arrived on the scene.
Ford’s publicist has since made a statement to say “The injuries sustained are not life threatening, and he is expected to make a full recovery”
The actor has a heavy-schedule of work. He will be reprising his role in Star Wars later this year, and just this week we reported on how he has also just been confirmed to return to Blade Runner for the sequel.
Last year Ford suffered a fractured ankle when a prop door fell on him on the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
We wish him a speedy recovery.