UPDATE 8:39 PM EST
TMZ reports that there was a witness who saw the plane crash, and described what happened to the outlet:
A witness who was golfing at the time of the crash tells us she heard the engine sputter … and watched the plane do a “nose dive straight on the 8th hole tee box.”
The witness adds, “I was one of the first people to run from the hole toward the plane. 4 to 5 men pulled the pilot out of the plane.”
“They got him away from the plane. They were concerned it would catch on fire.”
They also discussed the extent of his injuries just after the plane crashed:
“Two doctors were there – and they had a 1st aid box with them. He was conscious, talking a little — a HUGE cut on his head.”
The witness tells us the cut was VERY deep — “A swath of his skin was missing. There was blood dripping down his face.
Harrison Ford was flying in a vintage 2-seater fighter plane this afternoon, when he crash-landed at a gold course in Venice, California.
According to TMZ, the 72-year-old actor was piloting the plane himself, which crashed into Penmar golf course, but fortunately survived the incident. Reports say that he suffered some serious injuries, including multiple gashes to his head.
The site reports:
TMZ has learned … Ford was piloting what appears to be a vintage 2-seater fighter plane Thursday … when something went wrong and he crashed into Penmar golf course in Venice, CA.
We’re told Ford suffered multiple gashes to his head and was bleeding. Two doctors who happened to be at the golf course rushed over to treat the actor.
Emergency personnel arrived to the scene a short time later. Ford was transported to a nearby hospital.
72-year-old Ford is a longtime aviator — piloting planes and helicopters — and has crashed multiple times in the past.
It’s not often a person can say they survived a plane crash, but we send our prayers to Harrison and hope for a speedy recovery.
SOURCE: TMZ | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty