Harrison Ford's Rep Releases Update & Confirms The Actor Will Fully Recover Following Plane Crash

Actor Harrison Ford arrives for the the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala, October 21, 2013 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
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This is such a relief to hear: According to an update from Harrison Ford's representative, Ford will fully recover following the scary plane crash that left him critically injured on Thursday. Reports on the scene of the accident revealed that Ford experienced engine failure while flying his PT-22 Recruit aircraft Thursday, and was forced to crash-land in on the Penmar golf course in Venice, CA. The actor is an avid pilot who has carried a license for over 20 years, and has even been involved in previous (albeit more minor) plane crashes.

Ford's representative's statement in full, via JustJared:

Harrison was flying a WW2 vintage plane today which stalled upon take off. He had no other choice but to make an emergency landing, which he did safely...he was banged up and is in the hospital receiving medical care. The injuries sustained are not life threatening, and he is expected to make a full recovery.

As previously reported, Ford's condition following the crash is much better than what would usually be expected after an accident of this nature: As a spokesperson for the Los Angeles ire Department stated during a press conference about the incident, usually small-plane crashes like this have majorly dire results, so it's miraculous that Ford survived with the moderate injuries that he did. Thankfully, as Ford's son Ben Ford confirmed on Twitter, Ford is "battered, but OK," and is resting in an LA-area hospital following the crash.

Here's hoping Ford makes a speedy recovery now, after this terrifying incident.

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