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Harrison Ford expected to make 'full recovery' after small plane crash

A rep for Harrison Ford has confirmed that the actor should make a "full recovery" after being injured in a small plane crash.

The Star Wars icon was flying alone in a World War Two training aircraft on Thursday (March 5) when it hit a tree and crashed onto a Los Angeles golf course.

Ford suffered head wounds as a result of the incident, which did not injure anyone on the ground.

His publicist has now updated fans about the actor's condition, confirming:

"He was banged up and is in the hospital receiving medical care. The injuries sustained are not life-threatening and he is expected to make a full recovery."

Assistant LA Fire Chief Patrick Butler added that Ford was lucky to have escaped without more serious injuries.

He said: "In my personal experience of 25 years in the department I have been involved in several plane crashes - single engine, small personal aircraft - and normally the outcomes are fatalities, so yes we are very thankful that the passenger had moderate injuries."

Christian Fry of the Santa Monica Airport Association meanwhile commented:

"I would say that this is an absolutely beautifully executed - what we would call - a forced or emergency landing, by an unbelievably well-trained pilot."

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