Actor Harrison Ford sustained minor to moderate injuries Thursday afternoon when he was forced to make an emergency landing in a plane he was piloting. The 72-year-old experienced pilot was traveling in a vintage 1942 plane when the single-engine aircraft began to suffer engine problems requiring Ford to make an emergency landing near the Santa Monica Airport. During the landing, the plane struck a portion of a tree and landed forcefully on a gulf course. Ford's son released a statement indicating his father was doing well after the plane crash.
Ford has been involved in one other aircraft crash that occurred in 1999 when he was also forced to make an emergency landing of a helicopter. He has a reputation of being a very experienced and skilled pilot and in both accidents trouble with the aircraft is believed to be the cause. Both the plane involved in the crash today, and the helicopter, are owned and operated by MG Aviation, Inc.
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