Earlier today it was reported that actor Harrison Ford was the pilot of a small, single-engine WW II-era plane that crashed near the Penmar golf course in Venice, California. Now a few more details have been released from the hospital, which had a small press conference moments ago.
The hospital did not identify Ford by name, but said the “patient was outside the plane when paramedics arrived on scene,” and that “it’s unclear if he was ejected.” Ford’s condition was listed as “fair to moderate” condition. Los Angeles Fire Department’s Patrick Butler of the stated that said the patient was “alert, conscious and breathing.”
According to initial reports, Harrison Ford is currently in critical condition after a small plane he was flying crash landed near Venice, California earlier today (Thursday). This according to several reports, including TMZ which has posted a shot of the downed plane.
At 72-years-old hospital reports or an official statement has not been released at this time. The plane crash landed on Penmar Golf Course, early reports indicate that the plane crashed after a mechanical problem. The plane was a the single-engine plane, the crash happened around 2:25 p.m. After the plane crash, Ford was transferred to a local hospital in the area, where he is being reported to be in critical condition. Of the reports that were released, Ford has apparently suffered head injuries.
As of right now Ford is being listed as the only one aboard the plane, and he is also listed as the only person who sustained injuries form the crash. Early reports also indicate that Ford walked away from the crash, but was later attended to by two physicians who were on the scene at the time.
“There was blood all over his face,” Howard Tabe, an employee at the Penmar Golf Course, told NBC News. “Two very fine doctors were treating him, taking good care of him. I helped put a blanket under his hip.” Harrison Ford is a very experienced pilot, and more information on the crash and Ford’s condition is expected to be released over the next few hours.
That is a definitely a plane in front of the 8th green at Penmar in Venice. Pilot allegedly walked away. Wow. pic.twitter.com/2OXYJOdBu1
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) March 5, 2015