Harrison Ford was hospitalized for injuries on Thursday after his private vintage jet crashed onto a Venice, CA golf course shortly after take off, as reported by NBC.
Ford, who is an experienced pilot, reported engine trouble shortly after take off and tried to take his WWII vintage plane back to the airport. A doctor braved a potential danger when examining Ford when he smelled fuel, reported that he had only a few gashes, and may undergo minor surgery, but is expected to make a full recovery. Dr. Sanjay Khurana at first didn’t recognize the actor best known for his roles as Han Solo and Indiana Jones until he examined him and saw a familiar face.
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Ben Ford, Harrison’s son, tweeted that his father was “Battered, but OK.” Ben told NBC, “He is every bit the man you would think he is. He is an incredibly strong man. Thank you for all your thoughts and good vibes for my dad.”
Harrison Ford has discussed his love of flying often, and has braved a few aerial mishaps in the past. Once he was flying a helicopter that went out of control, but there was an aviation expert with him, and they landed safely.
In Adam Sandler’s Hanukkah Song, Harrison Ford is mentioned as being “a quarter Jewish, not too shabby.” Actually his maternal grandparents were both Jewish immigrants from Minsk, which means his mother is 100% Jewish, and according to Jewish law (which traditionally has been matrilineal ) so is he. Not too shabby.