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"Battered but OK" - Harrison Ford recovers after crashing vintage plane

Colleagues of the US film star Harrison Ford say his injuries in a light plane crash are not life-threatening

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"Battered but OK" - Harrison Ford recovers after crashing vintage plane

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Colleagues of the US film star Harrison Ford say his injuries in a light plane crash are not life-threatening and he is expected to make a full recovery.

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Dad is OK. Battered but ok! He is every bit the man you would think he is. He is an incredibly strong man

The Star Wars actor crashed his vintage plane on a golf course in Los Angeles after engine trouble on take-off.

Ford’s son confirmed via twitter that his father was taken to hospital.

The tweet said: “Dad is OK. Battered but OK! He is every bit the man you would think he is. He is an incredibly strong man.”

The single-engine plane reportedly clipped a tree as Ford attempted to return to the airport.

Nearby resident Carlos Gomez told reporters: “I was inside the house when I heard the big noise, and then I started hearing the ambulance.

“When I came outside, that’s when I saw the guy and the airplane. But some people in the park were helping the guy, pulling him out of the plane.”

72-year-old Ford was reported to be “alert and talking” when he was taken to hospital.

He is said to have moderate injuries to the head and was bleeding profusely.

In 1999 the actor was involved in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles and last year he broke a leg while filming in the UK.