Harrison Ford May Have Saved Lives By Crashing Plane On Golf Course

Harrison Ford narrowly escaped death yesterday when he crash-landed a small World War II-era plane on a golf course in Venice, California.

Ford was rushed to the hospital, but thankfully, he did not sustain any life-threatening injuries.

Though, the 72-year-old actor did break his ankle and his pelvis in the accident.

Ford is an experienced pilot and has been flying planes for approximately 50 years. Even though he crashed this time, he did so in a manner that may have saved the lives of others.

Ford's engine failed over Venice, and he realized he wasn't going to make it to the airport in Santa Monica.

So, he made the calculated decision to land on a golf course at Penmar Golf Club, away from a nearby neighborhood.

According to Eddie Aguglia, a man golfing during the crash,

Looking at where he crashed and how the plane went down, I'm sure there was a moment where he said, 'I'm not going to risk lives, whatever happens, happens. It's going to be just me.'

Ford's son, Ben, updated the world on his heroic father's condition via Twitter.

At the hospital. Dad is ok. Battered, but ok! He is every bit the man you would think he is. He is an incredibly strong man. — Chef Ben Ford (@ChefBenFord) March 6, 2015
Thank you all for your thoughts and good vibes for my dad. — Chef Ben Ford (@ChefBenFord) March 6, 2015

Ford is expected to make a full recovery. Our thoughts are with him at this time.

Citations: Hero pilot Harrison Ford survives with a broken ankle and pelvis after engine fails on his WW two plane and he crash lands on golf course to avoid homes (Daily Mail)