Harrison Ford was seriously injured when the private plane he was piloting crash-landed on a golf course in Los Angeles Thursday.

Harrison Ford Plane Crash

After Ford had taken off from the Santa Monica Airport in his vintage single-engine World War II airplane yesterday afternoon, he almost immediately noticed that he was experiencing engine failure. Unable to return to the runway in time, Ford crash-landed near the eighth tee of the nearby golf course.

“Harrison was flying a WW2 vintage plane today which had engine trouble upon take off. He had no other choice but to make an emergency landing, which he did safely,” Ford’s publicist Ina Treciokas told USA Today in a statement.

“He was banged up and is in the hospital receiving medical care. The injuries sustained are not life threatening, and he is expected to make a full recovery,” she said.

Despite earlier reports that suggested Ford was in critical condition, the Star Wars actor was conscious and alert when paramedics arrived at the scene. His most noticeable injury was a bleeding laceration to the head. Fortunately, a fire did not erupt on impact.

“Dad is ok. Battered, but ok!” Ford’s son, Los Angeles chef Ben Ford, tweeted yesterday. “He is every bit the man you would think he is. He is an incredibly strong man.”

Last year, Ford made headlines when it was revealed that he was injured on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens during a scene with the Millennium Falcon. The injury sidelined the actor for weeks, stalling production on the installment as he recovered.

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