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Flying Solo: Harrison Ford’s son says, ‘Dad is OK. Battered, but OK!’

An investigator throws back a seat cushion to the vintage airplane that crash-landed on the Penmar Golf Course in the Venice area of Los Angeles, Thursday, March 5, 2015. Harrison Ford crash-landed the airplane shortly after taking off from a nearby airport and reporting engine problems.
An investigator throws back a seat cushion to the vintage airplane that crash-landed on the Penmar Golf Course in the Venice area of Los Angeles, Thursday, March 5, 2015. Harrison Ford crash-landed the airplane shortly after taking off from a nearby airport and reporting engine problems. Associated Press

Harrison Ford’s son, Ben, took to Twitter on Thursday to say that his father was OK just two hours after the “Indiana Jones” star crash-landed a vintage plane on a California golf course.

In audio released of his conversation with air traffic control just moments before the crash, Ford, 72, can be heard calmly asking for an emergency landing because his engine had failed.

One aviation expert called Ford’s landing a beautifully executed maneuver onto the golf course next to Santa Monica Municipal Airport.

He was rushed from the scene bleeding heavily from a head wound, according to eyewitnesses, but his injuries are described as “not life-threatening” and he is expected to make a full recovery.

That’s good news for fans who just couldn’t help themselves and had some fun with their tough Hollywood idol on Twitter.

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