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Harrison Ford injured in plane crash

An airplane sits after crash landing at Penmar Golf Course in Venice California
Snap shot of Harrison Ford’s plane.

Harrison Ford was injured today when the plane he was piloting crashed in California this afternoon.

Ford is said to have serious injuries including lacerations to his head. Paramedics were treating him on the scene before rushing him to a local hospital. We are told that he is in at least serious condition.

The crash landing took place just west of the Santa Monica Airport at Penmar Golf Course in Venice, CA at approximately 2:24 p.m. Pacific time.  According to a representative from the Federal Aviation Administration, the incident occurred shortly after takeoff.  Ford, an avid pilot, was flying solo in a vintage World War II Ryan PT-22 training plane. It is unsure as to what caused the crash.

Best known for his roles in the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, the 72-year old actor is slated to appear in two films this year including the highly-anticipated Star Wars VII.  We will keep you up-to-date as this story progresses.

UPDATE: Ben Ford, the son of Harrison Ford just tweeted this on his father’s condition:

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Jason Bennett is PopCultHQ's senior editor, a contributing writer, and comic book reviewer/reporter. He is a big lover of coffee, cats, cooking and comics (plus all things Green Lantern). He is a strong supporter of indie comics, creators, and publishers and Chris Hardwick is his spirit animal (we don't know how to respond to that). Follow Jason on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @TahoeJBennett
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