Actor Harrison Ford was rushed to the hospital after crashing a small vintage plane onto a golf course in Venice, California on Thursday afternoon.
The 72-year-old actor was bleeding profusely from his face and rushed to UCLA’s trauma center. Some report the actor had a serious head injury, but was “alert and conscious”.
Ford’s son Ben tweeted around 5pm PT that his father was recovering at the hospital.
Ben Ford tweeted, “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. Thank you all for your thoughts and good vibes for my dad.”
The actor was pulled from the World War II era plane onto a stretcher bound for UCLA trauma center. Ford was the only person in the plane.
Ford suffered a “significant” head wound, according to a golfer who was on the course at the time of the plane crash.
Elaine Miller stated, “He was able to speak, he expressed that he was in pain, which was no surprise. He had a significant head wound. He asked someone to hold his legs up, and people were just saying, ‘you’re okay, the fire department is on its way,’ and…once police and fire started to arrive, my friends and I sort of backed away and went to the other side of the course to give them room.”
Another eyewitness stated, “He was conscious, talking a little — a HUGE cut on his head. There was blood dripping down his face.”
The cause of the crash is said to be mechanical failure.
Thursday’s crash comes just months after Ford was airlifted from the set of the upcoming Star Wars movie after suffering an ankle injury.