Update 7:58 p.m. EST: Ford's condition has been upgraded from serious to "fair to moderate," the Associated Press reported. Before the plane crashed, he told air traffic controllers he was going to return to the airport. The plane went down after suffering engine failure.
Hollywood icon Harrison Ford was injured in a plane crash Thursday, TMZ reported. The small aircraft that the actor was piloting went down in the middle of Penmar golf course in Los Angeles.
Ford, 72, suffered several lacerations to his head, Variety reported. At first, doctors, who coincidentally were playing on the golf course at the time of the crash, treated him at the scene. Soon after, he was rushed to the hospital for further treatment.
He was the only person in the plane and was able to walk away. No one on the golf course was injured.
NBC4 has provided live stream footage of the coverage.
It’s unknown why the plane went down. The aircraft was described as a vintage 2-seater World War II fighter plane, TMZ wrote.
"We saw this beautiful plane. It looks like a plane I see often, leaving from Santa Monica Airport. Must have hit top of tree," a witness told NBC4. The plane went down soon after it took off from Santa Monica Airport, Ian Gregor of the Federal Aviation Administration told the news sites.
It’s not the first time Ford has crashed while piloting a plane, the news site noted. The actor is a fan of aviation and has operated both planes and helicopters.
This is a developing story.
Some photos of the accident were shared on social media. The images have been posted below. Check them out:
KNBC airing footage of Harrison Ford being treated by paramedics after plane crash, transported on stretcher pic.twitter.com/7qQopuwUXp
— Jon Passantino (@passantino) March 6, 2015
Pictures of Harrison Ford's plane wreckage are very worrying, we wish him a speedy and full recovery! pic.twitter.com/ib3U2BWEHX
— IMC Cinemas (@imccinemas) March 6, 2015
RYOT news is on scene at the Harrison Ford plane crash. pic.twitter.com/JG1R57LfFd
— RYOT NEWS (@RYOTnews) March 6, 2015
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