it was reported earlier today that Star Wars actor Harrison Ford crash-landed his vintage WWII plane on the Penmar golf course in Venice and his son Ben Ford has been quick to reassure us all that he is doing okay despite being battered. Now the rep for NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board), Patrick Jones has released an official statement about the crash:
“At approximately 14:20 there was a vintage airplane that was taking off from Santa Monica.
The pilot reported a loss of engine power and was attempting to return to the runway. It appears he clipped the top of a tree and came to rest on the golf course.
At this time the NTSB has started an investigation with the FAA . Our goal is to do some on-scene documentation. We will ultimately recover the aircraft tomorrow morning to a local facility and continue the investigation.”
He claimed that Harrison was in fact “lucky,” while mentioning that there are over 2,000 aviation accidents a year, and that some result in fatalities, and that some don’t.