Harrison Ford was rushed to a hospital in California on Thursday (March 5th) after sustaining injuries when he crash landed a vintage World War II training plane on a golf course just outside of Los Angeles.

Harrison Ford
Ford crash landed the plane on a California golf course

The plan he was piloting crashed on the eighth tee at Penmar Golf Course only a short time after the legendary actor took off from the Santa Monica Airport, said Ian Gregor of the Federal Aviation Administration, according to NBC Los Angeles.

Howard Tabe, an employee at the golf course, assisted Ford shortly after the crash and said, "There was blood all over his face ... Two very fine doctors were treating him, taking good care of him."

Tabe added: "I helped put a blanket under his hip."

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When the emergency services arrived, Ford, who was conscious and breathing at the time, was stabilized and taken to hospital. Authorities have since confirmed that the 72-year-old actor was in "fair to moderate condition."

"We are very thankful that the passenger had [only] very moderate injuries," Los Angeles Assistant Fire Chief Patrick Butler told NBC News.

Ford, who is known to fly both planes and helicopters as a hobby, was involved in a rather serious crash of a Bell chopper in 1999 Santa Clara, California. He recalled the incident in a 2008 interview with National Geographic.

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"Well, there was a mechanical failure while we were practicing power recovery autorotations" he said. "It was more or less a hard landing. Luckily, I was with another aviation professional and neither of us was hurt - and both of us are still flying."