The small plane owned by US actor Harrison Ford is seen after crashing at the Penmar Golf Course in Venice, California.
The small plane owned by US actor Harrison Ford is seen after crashing at the Penmar Golf Course in Venice, California. AFP Photo / Jonathan Alcorn

Harrison Ford injured in plane crash

UPDATE 11.37AM: Ford's son Ben has tweeted about his father's condition, saying that the actor is battered but okay. 

"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," said Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman, Officer Nuria Vanegas.

"The incident was reported at 2:25pm, it was mechanical failure of plane, that's what caused the accident," Vanegas said. 

EARLIER: A plane crash has left actor Harrison Ford injured according to reports coming from the US. 

NBC Los Angeles is reporting that the 72-year-old actor and pilot has been taken to hospital.

Ford has been part of filming for the upcoming Star Wars sequel. 


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