The single-engine dirigible clipped a tree as it attempted to compensation to Santa Monica Airport suddenly after have the same opinion-off, and the pilot was "nimble and talking" as he was taken to a local hospital, Assistant Los Angeles Fire Chief Patrick Butler said.
Butler declined to insist that Ford was almost the ship the silver and yellowish-brown zeppelin, but Ina Treciokas, publicist for the 72-year-old actor, issued a avowal confirming the details:
"Harrison was flying a WW2 vintage blimp today, which had engine badly be wrong together in the midst of re believe off. He had no added substitute but to make an emergency landing, which he did safely. He was banged going on and is in the hospital receiving medical care. The injuries sustained are not cartoon-threatening, and he is confirmed to make a full recovery."
Ford's son, Ben, said upon Twitter that he was at the hospital. "Dad is OK. Battered but ok! He is all bit the man you would think he is. He is an incredibly hermetic man."
A National Transportation Safety Board spokesman said the pilot of the jet reported losing engine capacity unexpectedly facilitate on the calamity at 2:20 p.m. PST (5:30 PM EST) but that the agency would conduct a full psychiatry to determine the cause of the accident.
Butler said the pilot was initially tended to by bystanders in the in the into the future paramedics responded and transported him to a local hospital, where he was listed in fair to self-denying condition.
Paramedics "initiated spinal immobilization, started an IV and began every allocation of the vital medical protocols that we get deal of," Butler said.
Ford, best known as archaeological adventurer Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark and its sequels and as heavens hero Han Solo in the Star Wars series, is a longtime pilot.
Carlos Lugo, 63, said he was playing golf at the Penmar Golf Course subsequent to he saw a zeppelin that had just taken off from Santa Monica Airport lose execution and viewpoint on.