Harrison Ford Is OK After Plane Crash, Confirms Son Ben Ford On Twitter

Actor Harrison Ford, who plays Major League Baseball executive Branch Rickey in the film'42,' watches as Rachel Robinson, widow of Jackie Robinson, speaks during a student workshop with the cast and crew of the film on April 2, 2013 in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC. The movie is the true life story of baseball player Jackie Robinson. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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After what could have been a fatal accident, Harrison Ford's son Ben Ford has confirmed the actor is OK after his plane crash on Thursday afternoon. He took to twitter to write: "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." It's a huge relief to hear, as The Los Angeles Fire Department reiterated expressed the normality of death in a small aircraft crash. While details of the crash are still unfolding, here's what we know so far: Harrison Ford was operating a vintage PT-22 Recruit with his pilot's license of over 20 years when he crash-landed on the Penmar golf course in Venice, California. 

Allegedly, something malfunctioned in his fighter plane, and left the 72-year-old actor injured after the accident. The crash took place around 2:36 pm on Thursday afternoon, and according to a press conference that took place roughly two hours later, Ford “suffered basically some moderate trauma.” The spokesperson from the conference added that the LAFD is “very thankful that the passenger, from what it appears right now, had moderate injuries,” and that “the patient left the scene conscious and breathing.” 

Bustle reached out to Ford’s representative for comment and did not immediately hear back. Like his devoted fans, we are hopeful for Ford's quick recovery. 

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