Ford survives plane crash, badly hurt

Ford survives plane crash, badly hurt

“Indiana Jones” star Harrison Ford underwent surgery to fix a broken ankle and pelvis following his death-defying plane crash in California on Friday.

The 72-year-old was in “fair to moderate condition” hours after crash-landing his World War II-era plane onto a golf course in the Los Angeles area, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. Star Wars actor Ford, a long time aviator, reportedly veered off course to avoid crashing into houses. Surgeons went to work on Ford’s broken bones about four hours after the crash, a source close to the family told KTLA.

Ford also suffered multiple gashes on his head. Witnesses at the scene said they barely recognised the star as he was evacuated. He also had cuts to his arms, but it was not clear if he suffered internal injuries, Los Angeles Assistant Fire Chief Pat Butler said.

“He wasn’t a bloody mess,” Butler said. “He was alert. He had good vitals”. Ford’s injuries are “not life-threatening, and he is expected to make a full recovery,” his spokeswoman Ina Treciokas said in a statement.

“Harrison was flying a WW2 vintage plane today which stalled upon takeoff. He had no other choice but to make an emergency landing, which he did safely. The injuries sustained are not life-threatening,” she said.

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