Harrison Ford injured in crash landing on golf course

Friday, March 6, 2015
Harrison Ford

LOS ANGELES -- Harrison Ford crash-landed his vintage plane Thursday after losing engine power, suffering serious but not life-threatening injuries after using his extensive piloting skills to bring down the plane on a golf course and avoid nearby homes.

It was the latest and most serious in a series of crashes and close calls for the 72-year-old action-adventure A-lister, who like his "Star Wars" alter ego Han Solo has a taste for aerial thrills.

He was helped by golfers who saw the plane come down about a quarter-mile short of the runway at Santa Monica Municipal Airport and was taken to a hospital conscious and breathing.

Fire officials would not confirm the pilot's identity, but an email interim Santa Monica city manager Elaine Polachek sent to city officials said the plane was flown by Ford.

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