Harrison Ford is lucky to be alive after his vintage plane lost power and crashed-landed onto a golf course in California on Thursday.
Ford was rushed to the hospital following the crash, which left him with a broken pelvis and ankle.
The 72-year-old actor was forced to make an emergency landing after his World War II-era plane suffered engine problems.
Ford suffered multiple gashes to his head, and “non-life-threatening injuries” according to his publicist.
The actor, who has been a licensed pilot for nearly two decades, realized he was unable to make the runway at Santa Monica Airport.
He picked a long green at the nearby Penmar golf course to land out of the way of a neighborhood. Eyewitnesses reported the actor saved lives by swerving away from home in the area.
Eddie Aguglia, who was playing golf at the time, told NBC, “Looking at where he crashed and how the plane went down, I’m sure there was a moment where he said, ‘I’m not going to risk lives, whatever happens, happens. It’s going to be just me.'”
His wife, Calista Flockhart, looked shaken when she was spotted making her way to see her husband.
The emergency comes just months after Ford broke his leg on the set of the new Star Wars film and was forced to take a hiatus from filming until he recovered.
Harrison has been praised in the past for using his aviation skills to help others. In 2000, he used his helicopter to rescue a stranded hiker. A year later he did the same for a missing boy scout. He also has piloted the chopper to help out on rescue missions during forest fires.
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