Star Wars and Indiana Jones star Harrison Ford was injured today when a World War II training plane he was flying crashed on a California golf course.
Ford received cuts to his head as a result of the accident, but any other injuries he sustained are not yet known. The actor was conscious and breathing when rescue crews arrived on the scene, and is reportedly in fair to moderate condition at the hospital.
Here’s a picture of the plane after Ford’s crash landing:
Los Angeles Assistant Fire Chief Patrick Butler said Ford clipped some tree branches not long after he took off from Santa Monica Airport, and added “We are very thankful that the passenger had [only] very moderate injuries.”
When the news first broke Ford was said to be in critical condition, which was quickly downgraded to serious condition, stable condition, and then fair to moderate condition, all in a matter of minutes. Which means some news outlets were very poorly misinformed early or were stretching the truth a bit to score a quick boost in site traffic, or that Ford is actually Wolverine…which, let’s be honest, would be awesome and wouldn’t surprise any of us.
Ford was last seen in The Expendables 3, and can next be seen in The Age of Adaline alongside Blake Lively, which is out in April. He completed work reprising his role as Han Solo in Star Wars Episode VII — The Force Awakens for director J.J. Abrams not too long ago, and that movie is currently in pre-production before its planned December release. Most recently it was reported that Ford would also be returning to another role from his past soon, as Rick Deckard in the planned Blade Runner 2.
UPDATE: Ford’s son Ben took to Twitter to offer an update on his father, which is great to see:
[Source: NBC News]