Not That Long Ago… In a Golf Course Not Too Far Away…
[dropcap size=small]O[/dropcap]n Thursday, March 5 super star Harrison ford, better known for his portrayal as Han Solo in the Star Wars films, crash landed his plane, a 1942 Ryan Aeronautical model ST3KR, at the Penmar Golf Course by Santa Monica Airport.
At first the identity of the lone plan crash survivor was not release but was later confirmed as Mr. Ford. Although no one else was hurt, witnesses reported seeing a scratched and bloody Ford in the cockpit. The 72-year old actor was taken to UCLA Medical Center in Westwood, CA where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and will make a full recovery.
Shortly after take off Ford requested a return before the aircraft crashed according to the National Transportation Safety Board. Ford had also reported that his plan had been experiencing engine failure.
The plane will be recovered and a spokesperson for the NTSB says, “It is the very beginning of the investigation.”
Ford is an Experienced aviator and has been a member of the Santa Monica Airport for years. This also isn’t the the actor’s first brush with a crash landing, as he has been involved in two other crashes including a helicopter crash in ’99 and a 6 passenger plain in 2000.
Ford will reprise the role of Han Solo in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens, directed by J.J. Abrams.