The Star Wars actor was involved in what could have been a fatal plane accident Thursday afternoon. Harrison Ford was flying his vintage fighter plane and experienced an alleged malfunction, forcing him to land the plane on a golf course in Venice, California. The 72-year-old actor — an experienced pilot — supposedly walked away from the crash, and was transfered to a hospital due to head injuries soon after. The Los Angeles Fire Department says Ford suffered “basically some moderate trauma.” Ford’s son Ben Ford tweeted: "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.”
Now, TMZ has obtained audio from right before the crash happened. The soundbite is of Harrison talking to the airport control tower at Santa Monica Airport moments after take off. Supposedly, the engine failure can be heard, as well as his request for an emergency return to the airport.
While details of the story are still unfolding, fans and celebrity fans alike are glad to hear the veteran actor is OK. Bustle reached out to Ford's rep for comment, but did not immediately hear back.
Listen to the audio below: