Friday, March 6, 2015

Harrison Fore! Actor crashes plane on golf course

By +Brad Naylor

Veteran film actor, Harrison Ford is described as battered but comfortable after crashing his vintage WW2 training plane onto a golf course after it lost power right after take off. He was flying solo in the two seater, single-engine Ryan Aeronautical ST3KR.

She'll make point five past lightspeed.
"She'll make point five past lightspeed."
72 year old Ford radioed the tower requesting an emergency landing and managed to steer the plane away from a residential area, and onto Penmar Golf Course in Mar Vista, just outside of Santa Monica, Ca. He crash landed right in the tee box of hole #8, a par 3, 141 yd hole with a long plateaued green which is deeper than it looks from the tee. A teasing bunker sits and waits for a hooked tee shot.

Nobody else was injured in the incident, and Ford was quickly pulled from the wreckage by golfers on the course, many of whom were doctors who quickly attended to Ford's injuries. He was then taken to a local hospital where he was given further treatment for a broken arm and a severe laceration of the face.

Ford was on his way to meet with local contractors Chase & Kessel, in the financial district of LA when the crash happened. Many people usually go the long way around and take the 18 mile route, but Ford has cut the run to Chase & Kessel to less than 12 miles.

Crashing on Dathomir
Crash landing in the desert of Dathomir
This is not the first time that Ford has been involved in an aviation incident, he was in a chopper crash back in 1999, and a long time ago, he crashed his highly modified YT-1300 light freighter in the desert of Dathomir

All of us at STP wish you a speedy recovery, Harrison.

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