Harrison Ford, the 72-year-old actor known for his roles as the ruggedly-handsome Indiana Jones and Han Solo in the Indiana Jones and Star Wars film franchises, was hospitalized on Thursday afternoon after a small plane that he was piloting crashed into the Penmar Golf Course in Venice, Califonia.
Cause of the plane crash? Engine problems in the single-engine vintage World War II military trainer plane emerged during takeoff and eventually, a complete engine failure forced Harrison Ford to make an emergency landing in a golf course.
According to Assistant Chief Patrick Butler of the Los Angeles Fire Department, Harrison Ford suffered moderate trauma but was in fair to moderate condition.
Ben Ford, the son of Harrison Ford, posted on Twitter regarding his dad's condition:
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
Soon afterward, Ben Ford’s Twitter post exploded with retweets and replies, and he thanked everyone for their concern for his dad:
Thank you all for your thoughts and good vibes for my dad.— Chef Ben Ford (@ChefBenFord) March 6, 2015
Injuries from the plane crash were not severe. With resilience similar to those of the adventurous characters he has played, as well as the support of family, friends, and fans, Harrison Ford is expected to make a full recovery.