Harrison Ford was seriously injured in a plane crash in Venice, California, and now new details are emerging about the extent of the actor's frightening injuries.
Ford was piloting a vintage World War II plane when it reportedly experienced mechanical difficulties shortly after takeoff and crashed on a golf course. Ford was treated on the scene and taken to a hospital.
Now new details are emerging about the Harrison Ford plane crash, with witnesses at the golf course saying the 72-year-old actor suffered what looked to be a frightening head injury.
"There was blood all over his face," said golf course employee Howard Tabe, who rushed to Ford's aid. "Two very fine doctors were treating him, taking good care of him."
A golfer who happened to be on the course when Ford's plane crashed said the actor was alert but had a "significant" head wound.
"He was able to speak, he expressed that he was in pain, which was no surprise," said Elaine Miller. "He had a significant head wound. He asked someone to hold his legs up, and people were just saying, 'you're okay, the fire department is on its way,' and... once police and fire started to arrive, my friends and I sort of backed away and went to the other side of the course to give them room."
Another witness told TMZ that Harrison Ford had "a huge cut on his head."
"A swath of his skin was missing," the witness said. "There was blood dripping down his face."
Ford was flying a Ryan PT-22, which was used by the U.S. Army's Air Corps during the Second World War and was built to withstand the kind of crash that the actor suffered. The Ryan PT-22 was used mostly for pilot training, and thus was designed with a sturdy metal exterior.
In the aftermath of the crash, many members of Hollywood took to social media to share their wishes for a full recovery. Harrison Ford's son, Ben Ford, took to Twitter on Thursday to give fans an uplifting update on his father's condition.
At the hospital. Dad is ok. Battered, but ok! He is every bit the man you would think he is. He is an incredibly strong man.// Thank you all for your thoughts and good vibes for my dad.
— Chef Ben Ford (@ChefBenFord) March 6, 2015
— Chef Ben Ford (@ChefBenFord) March 6, 2015Doctors said Harrison Ford was in stable condition after the plane crash.
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