Harrison Ford injured in small-plane crash
Updated: 2015-03-06 09:15
An airplane sits on the ground after crash landing at Penmar Golf Course in Venice, Los Angeles California March 5, 2015. [Photo/Agencies]
LOS ANGELES - Actor Harrison Ford was seriously injured on Thursday in the crash of a small airplane on a Los Angeles golf course, celebrity website TMZ and local media reported.
The TMZ report, which said Ford, 72, suffered multiple gashes to his head and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
"We can confirm that there was a plane crash and the male occupant was a 65-70 years old man. He was transported to a local hospital in stable condition," Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman Officer Nuria Vanegas said.
"The incident was reported at 2:25 p.m., it was mechanical failure of plane, that's what caused the accident," Vanegas said.
The Los Angeles Fire Department said that the sole occupant of the plane was in critical condition at a local hospital but declined to identify the pilot.
Ford's publicist could not immediately be reached for comment.