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LoveCurryPies
05-03-2015, 11:05 PM
crashed his plane and suffered multiple head injuries. Breaking news so no details

Notrigsbyscat
05-03-2015, 11:14 PM
reports are he was conscious and walked away from the crash

Actor Harrison Ford was injured Thursday when a vintage World War II training plane he was piloting crash landed on a Mar Vista, California, golf course.

The actor, who was conscious and breathing when rescue crews reached him, was stabilized and taken to a hospital, where he was in fair to moderate condition, authorities said. Sources said he sustained cuts to his head. There was no word on other injuries or what caused the plane to crash. It appeared he was flying solo.

Howard Tabe, an employee at Penmar Golf Course, said, "There was blood all over his face. ... Two very fine doctors were treating him, taking good care of him. I helped put a blanket under his hip."

The plane crashed on the eighth tee at the golf course just west of the airport shortly after takeoff from the Santa Monica Airport

dallasclaret
06-03-2015, 02:06 AM
Having listened to the ATC he suffered an engine failure immediately after take-off, he requested a return to the runway he took off from (landing the opposite way) but went down very quickly after the request - looks like he did a great job to land it as best he could.

Still, if he'd only paid attention to Luke...

GordonvaleClaret
06-03-2015, 04:03 AM
Is he off contract?

Oshkoshclaret
06-03-2015, 04:22 AM
I know Harrison well, he was the honorary chairman of a program I used to manage called Young Eagles that has given almost 2 million children a free ride in a small aeroplane. He is VERY passionate about aviation and a really intelligent, ordinary type of guy that has no airs & graces and definitely likes a drink. Linked is a film he narrated for me a few years ago that also helps explain my username. Somewhere I have a photo of him riding in my claret & blue Kubelwagon when he promised faithfully that Burnley would be his football team!!!

Looks like his engine quit and he did a good job of getting the PT-22 down on a golf course. There is a saying in aviation 'any landing you can walk away from is a good landing.' Get well soon! - view external link (m.youtube.com/watch?v=ImdBbYfZ4AQ)

Imploding Turtle
06-03-2015, 05:37 AM
R2's practical jokes are getting out of hand.

Imploding Turtle
06-03-2015, 11:42 AM
This was foreseen. - view external link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flXCWdhJnGY)