Harrison Ford was injured on Thursday after he crash-landed his vintage plane on a Los Angeles golf course.
Although initial reports stated the Star Wars actor was seriously injured his son, Ben Ford, tweeted just two hours after the crash that he is "OK."
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
According to assistant fire chief at the Los Angeles Fire Department, the single-engine plane clipped a tree as it attempted to land Santa Monica Airport shortly after take-off.
Although Butler didn’t confirm that Ford was the one flying the plane, the actor’s publicist Ina Treciokas stated that he “had no other choice but to make an emergency landing.”
"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,” Treciokas said.
Ford, an experienced pilot, took off at 2 p.m. (2200 GMT). Around 20 minutes later, he contacted the air traffic control tower reporting an “engine failure” and saying he was making an “immediate return.”
A Live ATC recording has also been released:
As soon as the news of Ford’s accident emerged, well-wishers, including celebrities, fans, friends and family took to Twitter to voice their support:
Thoughts going out to Harrison Ford for a speedy recovery.— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) March 5, 2015
Closely monitoring news of my friend #HarrisonFord. Wishing him and the family well.— Larry King (@kingsthings) March 6, 2015
Hope #HarrisonFord is okay. He's such a hero of mine. My thoughts are with him.— M. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) March 6, 2015
Harrison! Stop showing off! ❤️— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) March 6, 2015
Sending love and positive thoughts to #HarrisonFord— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 6, 2015
Fans made memes as a tribute to the Indiana Jones actor:
Thank God Harrison Ford is ok following his emergency landing on the golf course. Amazing photos at the scene... ;-) pic.twitter.com/a1dFhY9Gjn— Ryan Kelly (@RyanKellyMusic) March 6, 2015
It’s not the first time Ford got into an aviation accident. In 1999, he crashed a helicopter in a dry river bed near Lake Piru while practicing an emergency landing procedure. Also last year, the actor hurt his ankle while filming for the upcoming Star Wars movie at Pinewood Studios on the outskirts of London.