Harrison Ford Undergoing Surgery After Venice Plane Crash
|Emergency services reportedly worked to stabilise Ford before taking him to a local hospital. (Supplied)|
Ford, 72, was piloting a yellow World War II-era 2-seater fighter plane this morning [Thursday local time] when he crashed onto a green at Penmar Golf Course near Santa Monica Airport, TMZ reports.
His injuries were originally described as "critical," but sources emphasised they are better characterised as serious, including lacerations to the head and possible fractures.
"He is every bit the man you would think he is. He is an incredibly strong man," Ford said.
A witness said Ford, star of the Indiana Jones and Star Wars series, had "blood all over his face" when he was pulled from the plane.
Television station KTLA cited witnesses as saying Ford was helped out of the plane, and that he could use his legs.