Harrison Ford injured in small-plane crash

Updated: 2015-03-06 09:15


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Harrison Ford injured in small-plane crash

Cast member Harrison Ford poses at the premiere of "Ender's Game" at the TCL Chinese theatre in Hollywood, California in this October 28, 2013 file photo. [Photo/Agencies]

Carlos Lugo, 63, said he was playing golf at the Penmar Golf Course when he saw a plane that he believed had taken off from nearby Santa Monica Airport lose power and turn around in an apparent attempt to return to the runway.

"When he flew over us we knew it was too late to make it back to the airport," Lugo said.

The plane went through some trees and landed belly-up near the eighth hole at the golf course, he said.

Ford, best known for his roles in such blockbuster films as "Star Wars" and Indiana Jones franchises a longtime aviation enthusiast.

TMZ reported that the plane appeared to be a vintage two-seater fighter plane and posted photos of the badly damaged yellow aircraft crumpled on the golf course grass.