Late Thursday afternoon, Harrison Ford’s plane went down over Penmar Golf Club in Venice, CA in his vintage World War II era training plane.
The Los Angeles Fire Department reported him as alert and conscious, in fair to moderate condition, and taken to an area hospital for further treatment.
Within minutes of the crash, there were multiple social media reports with conflicting information regarding Harrison’s status. We think that his (usual) co-pilot Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) summed it up best:
— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) March 6, 2015
It’s been a rough week for science fiction fans, for sure, with this news coinciding with the painful loss of Leonard Nimoy. We’re glad to hear that it seems Ford was not seriously injured.
Feel better, Han. We love you (and you know).
UPDATE 3/5/2015 @ 5:36 PM PST
Harrison’s son Ben has sent us some uplifting news from the hospital:
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.
— Chef Ben Ford (@ChefBenFord) March 6, 2015
TMZ has also released the air traffic control audio between Ford and the nearby Santa Monica airport that confirms the engine failure of his Ryan P-22 Recruit.
Audio between Ford and airport tower:
Footage of rescue workers attending to Ford:
We will update this post with new information as it becomes available.