‘Battered’ Harrison Ford Survives Crash Landing With Moderate Injuries, World Reacts

Ford, a known pilot, was the only person aboard the vintage plane.

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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."

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.

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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:

Fans made memes as a tribute to the Indiana Jones actor:

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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.

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