Actor Harrison Ford has been hospitalized after crashing a small plane onto a golf course in California, Los Angeles assistant fire chief Patrick Butler confirmed in a press conference (via TMZ).
The 72-year-old actor suffered “moderate” injuries when the vintage two-seater plane he was piloting crashed into Penmar gold course on Thursday afternoon. Ford’s publicist has since issued a statement describing the actor’s injuries as non-life threatening, adding he is expected to make a full recovery.
“Harrison was flying a WW2 vintage plane today which stalled upon take off,” the statement reads. “He had no other choice but to make an emergency landing, which he did safely. 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”
Ford reportedly suffered “multiple gashes to his head and was bleeding,” TMZ reports. Emergency personnel arrived at the scene a short time later. The actor is a long-time aviator and has survived at least one previous accident.
Last week Alcon Entertainment, the production company behind the upcoming sequel to Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, announced Ford would be joining the cast of the much-anticipated sci-fi film.