Actor Harrison Ford was seriously injured on Thursday in the crash of a small airplane on a Los Angeles golf course, celebrity website TMZ and local media reported. Reuters could not immediately confirm the TMZ report, which said Ford, 72, suffered multiple gashes to his head and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. “We can confirm that there was a plane crash and the male occupant was a 65-70 years old man. He was transported to a local hospital in stable condition,” Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman Officer Nuria Vanegas said. “The incident was reported at 2:25 p.m., it was mechanical failure of plane, that’s what caused the accident,” Vanegas said. The Los Angeles Fire Department said that the sole occupant of the plane was in critical condition at a local hospital but declined to identify the pilot.
CNN reports that Ford was “alert and conscious” when first aided by two doctors who happened to be on the golf course. Audio of Ford’s mayday call is here.